Date(s) - 02/15/2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Duluth Middle School
Johns Creek’s Student Leadership team is partnering with Catalyst Coalition to host another ethnic food pantry on February 15, 2021 from 12-2pm at Duluth Middle School to help solve the growing food shortage concern among Gwinnett’s Hispanic Community because of the pandemic. Together, the group wants to not only help Gwinnett’s immediate meal assistance needs, but also provide cultural-specific food that helps the Pantry’s participants feel more cared for by their community. Food will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Catalyst Coalition is a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged immigrant residents in Gwinnett. The organization’s top priority is to increase literacy in ethnically diverse groups. Based on the understanding that literacy goals are best met when no one goes hungry, Catalyst, in partnership with Student Leadership Johns Creek created this drive to meet the food needs of Hispanic families in the area. The community can support this effort by making in-kind donations of food items or by providing financial assistance.
Catalyst Coalition and SLJC built relationships with the Hispanic population in Gwinnett through its literacy programs and saw a need for an ethnic food pantry. The organization wanted to connect deeper with and serve participants by providing comfort foods from their culture. They saw first-hand how hunger impacts learning and sought to help fill the gaps during this time when many hard-working families are struggling to put food on the table.