If you are in need of food and basic household supplies, know there is help! There are many community partners working closely together on our Food Insecurity & Supply Response Team to ensure that no one in Gwinnett goes hungry. As a matter of fact, there are so many food providers and pop-up pantries across Gwinnett right now, it’s impossible for us to give you a complete list of places to go.
Here's how we suggest you connect to the food resources available:
Gwinnett Cares has partnered with this national website and mobile app to help you locate food providers nearest you. Simply go to FoodFinder.us or download the mobile apps (iPhone and Android) and enter your address and follow their lead.
The Co-Ops help Gwinnett families in immediate crisis meet their basic needs (i.e. food, personal care items, clothing, shelter, utilities, etc.). Simply find your zip code on the list below and go to your assigned Co-Op during their operating hours. Hours and services offered by each Co-Op vary, so please check the website of your Co-Op to confirm when they are open and what services are currently being offered.
Gwinnett County Community Services Summer Meals Program
To help ease the hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gwinnett County Community Services is offering free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday from 11 am to 1 pm, while supplies last. Curbside pick-up of nutritious meals is for residents 18 years or younger or those 19 years of age or older with a physical or mental impairment. Click here for locations, maps and other details.
Follow us on Facebook – @GwinnettCares.org
If you are on Facebook, we encourage you to LIKE our page and watch our posts closely because we share lots of information on pop-up pantries, mobile markets, food box programs, and community kitchens on our feed. Often we have short notice of these and this is the best way to get real-time information about these one-up opportunities.
Many churches and worship centers have launched food programs to help meet the needs of our community. We encourage you to reach out to local places of worship in your neighborhood to see how they might help.
Gwinnett County Public Library
Our library system has been a tremendous food delivery partner providing drive through food pantries at branches across the county. Visit gwinnettpl.org for details on their current dates and locations.
If You Have Children:
During the summer of 2021 Gwinnett County Public Schools will offer meals (breakfast and l lunch) at no charge for anyone 18 years and younger curbside from all Middle Schools on weekdays from June 14-July 2nd, 11 am to 12 pm. Learn more here.
For the latest on food resources offered by Buford City Schools, click here: Buford City Schools’ Food Program
(not provided on weekends, school holidays, or extended school breaks)
If You Are a Healthcare Worker or First Responder Facing Hardship:
Help for Healthcare Professionals, Inc. provides meals, care packages, and PPE for healthcare workers and first responders that have experienced layoff, furlough, decreased hours, immediate family death or are a COVID survivor. Visit their website here.