As we all work together to care for each other during this difficult time, this site is designed specifically to help you:
GET HELP – (For families with children needing food during Spring Break, click here.)
DONATE food and supplies
GIVE to local nonprofits
Current Critical Needs
1. DONATIONS OF FOOD & SUPPLIES
Our community has in place a tremendous network of Cooperative Ministries across the county that work to distribute food, clothing, and critical financial resources to people in need. We are going to rely heavily on their existing infrastructure and systems to be a main point of access to provide basic needs to those in crisis. The co-ops will offer standard take-out boxes to those qualifying for help. Now, we need your help to fill their shelves so they can meet the demand.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Laundry Detergent
- Dish Soap
- Canned Beans (not Green Beans)
- Any Canned Meats (Tuna/Chicken/Spam)
- Canned Pasta
- White Rice
- Taco Kits
- Canned Fruit
- Diapers & Wipes
Please DO NOT go directly to the Cooperative Ministries service sites to drop off donations. We do not want to overwhelm them and add to the spread of the virus. To better follow health guidelines, we will have established donation collection sites around the county where food donations will be received, logged, sorted, boxed and then delivered to the cooperative ministry sites on demand.
Current drop off locations include:
- 12Stone Buford – Mon-Fri – 2565 Buford Hwy NE, Buford 30518
- 12Stone Lawrenceville – Mon-Fri – 1322 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville 30043
- 12Stone Snellville – Mon-Fri – 1709 Scenic Highway S, Snellville 30078
- 12Stone Sugarloaf – Mon-Fri – 2050 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth 30097
- Gwinnett Church Sugar Hill – Sun-Thurs anytime – 300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Sugar Hill 30518
- Perimeter Church (Chapel) – Mon-Fri: 9 am-12 pm – 9500 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek 30097
- Victory Church Hamilton Mill – Sun-Wed: 2-7 pm – 3015 Pucketts Mill Rd, Buford 30519
- Victory Church Norcross – Sun-Wed: 2-7 pm – 5905 Brook Hollow Pkwy, Norcross 30071
We are going to rely upon Gwinnett County’s Volunteer Gwinnett online network to connect those able and willing to volunteer with opportunities around the community. Our goal is to establish a bank of volunteers we can call upon when needed. Although we can’t promise that everyone who signs up will have an immediate opportunity to serve, we do know that many volunteers will be needed in various capacities in the days ahead! Register to help below.
3. RELIEF FUNDS
Relief Funds are going to be greatly needed all across our community. Here are a few great ways to lend your support.
OPTION 1: Give directly to your favorite charities to expand their capacity and impact as they respond to the growing needs in our community.
OPTION 2: The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia has established a collective Coronavirus Relief Fund that will give us the opportunity to infuse resources quickly when our local non-profits become overwhelmed. The Community Foundation has exceptional knowledge of where, when and how resources are most needed and best distributed for the greatest local impact.
OPTION 3: If you want to give regionally, United Way of Greater Atlanta and The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta have established the Greater Atlanta COVID-10 Response & Recovery Fund.
The needs in our community will shift and change often in the weeks ahead, so please check back often to see, in real-time, where and how you can help.
NEED FOOD & HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES?
Families with children ages 18 years and younger, please know meals are being provided during Digital Learning Days to students via Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools. Meals can be picked up at designated schools and bus stop locations. Meals are not provided by schools on weekends or during Spring Break. For families with children needing food during Spring Break, click here.
NEED CHILDCARE? All essential employees required to work through COVID-19 should contact their local YMCA about available childcare services. Search here for a YMCA near you. Others should call 877-ALL-GA-KIDS or visit QualityRated.org.
NEED TRANSPORTATION? Lyft is offering rides to those with essential transportation needs – especially families and children, low-income seniors, doctors and nurses. Visit lyft.com/lyftup to read about their LyftUp Initiative.
AT RISK FOR EVICTION FROM AN EXTENDED-STAY HOTEL/MOTEL OR EXPERIENCING AN EPISODE OF HOMELESSNESS? Request assistance here.
HAVE OTHER NEEDS? CALL OUR LOCAL HELPLINES:
Gwinnett Helpline: 770-995-3339
United Way Helpline: Dial 211 or text your zip code and need to 898-211 (available 24/7/365 in 140 languages.
WHAT BUSINESSES CAN OPERATE DURING GWINNETT’S “STAY AT HOME” ORDER? Read the full order here.