Food banks and pantries in Gwinnet County.

Find where to get free food, groceries, and even hot meals in Lawrenceville and Gwinnet County Georgia. Several churches, charities, and community centers offer families and individuals across the region information on assistance programs. Contact a nearby center for free or low cost food and household items like diapers and clothing as well as other services.

The top places to call for help in Gwinnet County are below. Thousands of food boxes and meals are distributed every month to the needy in the community. There are also some charities that run MEals on Wheels for senior citizens in the region. In addition to the emergency perishable items, groceries, and food boxes, many of the pantries can refer individuals to other assistance programs as well.

For example, they may be a great place to learn about financial assistance programs, such as rent, electric bill programs, food stamps, and places to turn to for medications. In addition some locations run either clothing closets or thrift stores too, for items like baby formula, diapers, supplies, or personal hygiene supplies.

Exodus Outreach, Inc.
Location of center - 251 Bona Rd.
Buford, Georgia 30518
Telephone number - (770) 945-9064

North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry
70 Wiley Dr.
Buford, Georgia 30518
Dial (770) 271-9793 for information and hours.
Several social service and assistance programs are offered for the needy in the community. Counselors can direct people to programs to help pay bills, housing costs, and more. In addition, a food pantry and clothing closet is on site for free food, supplies such as diapers, and other aid.

Duluth Cooperative Ministries - Hands of Christ
Location - 3395 Fox St.
Duluth, GA 30096
Call - (770) 623-9563
A bag of groceries may be passed out, or staff can help very low income residents apply for SNAP food stamps or other benefits.





Now Faith Apostolic International Ministries
Grayson, GA 30017
Dial - (770) 771-3512

Cafe Community Center at Cathedral De Fe Ministries, Inc.
675 Buford Dr. Ste. 21
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
Main number - (770) 236-8604
Meals and food is offered to the low income, homeless, and others.

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, Inc.
Address: 176 Church St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Dial - (770) 339-7887
Another Gwinnett County Georgia ministry, similar services offered as the other non-profit agency listed above.

New Life Fellowship, Inc. - Bread of Life Food Ministries
990 Martins Chapel Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 513-1007
Meals, fresh perishable items, bread, and other free food and groceries offered. Holiday meals, such as those for eater, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, may be served from the center.

Gwinnett County Service Unit branch of Salvation Army
Main office - 3455 Sugar Loaf Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044
Telephone - (770) 724-1661
The local Salvation Army offers a wide range of assistance programs for the low income, unemployed, seniors, and needy. Some of the resources can help pay electric bills, rent, and medications. However most services provide items like access to a food pantry, Christmas gifts and meals, shelter, and a thrift store for reduced priced goods.





Signs & Wonders, Inc.
Location - 120 S. Perry St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone - (770) 962-0470

Vision Academy Life Center
458 Chestnut St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Call - (678) 206-0688

St. Vincent de Paul of Gwinnet
The church based group provides services in this county too. The low income, with a focus on families with children or senior citizens, can receive free food, perishable goods, and maybe even baby formula or a Christmas meal. Call (678) 892-6163 for hours.

Lilburn Cooperative Ministry
Address is 5329 Five Forks Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
(770) 931-8333
A pantry has free food in a crisis. Other services will be formula, clothing and a low cost thrift shop for people in poverty.

City of Hope and Community Outreach Ministry, Inc.
Food bank location is 182 Hunter St.
Norcross, GA 30071
Dial (770) 441-2948 for hours.

Cafe Community Center
Food pantry address is on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville
Call the non-profit at (770) 236-8604
Resources administered include a free food pantry with non-perishable and perishable items such as fruits or vegetables. Thanksgiving and holiday meals may be offered in Gwinnett by the non-profit. Surplus government commodities may be disbursed as well. Other programs are for ESL classes and even GED preparation.




Norcross Cooperative Ministry
Center address is - 2275 Mitchell Rd.
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Dial - (770) 263-8268
A number of services are available. A food pantry will have bags of groceries in a crisis. Or contact the center for information on government aid such as SNAP food stamps.

Place of Enlightenment, Inc.
2720 Centerville Hwy.
Snellville, Georgia 30078
Phone number - (770) 982-8221. Dial the Main Client Number for hours and when food is distributed.

Several other resources and food assistance programs operate in the Gwinnett County region. Examples of them include school meals and summer snacks for children, Meals on Wheels, and more. To get more information on local pantries or resources, dial (404) 892-9822.


By Jon McNamara

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