Food Donation

The North Gwinnett Co-op is accepting donations of Easter meal boxes to provide its clients with a meal for the upcoming holiday.

The co-op’s goal is to provide 500 meal boxes, and the deadline to donate is Friday, April 8.

“As a faith based ministry we wanted to honor the holiday by assisting our families,” said Kim Phillips, executive director of the co-op. “Our community’s generosity has made this distribution possible.”

This donation drive is a first for the co-op, and plans are in place to hold the drive annually.

Donations can be made in one of three ways — donors can provide the items needed for a meal box and co-op volunteers can assemble the box; donors can obtain an empty box from the co-op, fill it with the items requested and return it to the co-op; or donors can provide a monetary gift of $50 to sponsor an Easter meal box. Monetary donations can be made online here.

The following items should be included in a meal box:

  • Boxed potatoes (mashed/au gratin, etc.)
  • Green beans (two cans) *Co-op will provide
  • Corn (two cans)
  • Canned fruit (two small cans or one large can)
  • Box of macaroni and cheese
  • Box of cornbread or muffin mix
  • Cream of mushroom/chicken soup (one small can)
  • Small bag of coffee or tea
  • Crackers (saltines, etc.)
  • Small can of olives
  • Cake Mix and icing or cookie or brownie mix

Meal boxes should be left unsealed, and donors should complete a label that informs the recipient of who donated the meal box.

The North Gwinnett Co-op is located at 4395 Commerce Drive in Buford.

Click here for more information on the Easter meal box program, or contact Phillips at 770-271-9793 or

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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