The North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries is a faith based organization that provides food, clothing, utility and prescription medication assistance to residents of Buford, Sugar Hill and Suwanee, GA. Please see "Our Services" page for more information.

Drop off hours for donation deliveries are: Mondays 5:00pm - 8:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am - 2:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm.   Our address is 4395 Commerce Drive Buford 30519.  (Please be aware that GPS often takes you the wrong way on Commerce Drive--we sit behind the Marathon gas station/car wash).

**Closed on federal holidays**

Summer Food Program

Sponsors Needed


The families that are served by the North Gwinnett Co-Op depend on the school system to feed their children during the school year.  To ensure the children of our community are not hungry during the summer months, the Co-Op created the Summer Food Program.  The Summer Food Program allows families with children to pick up groceries from the Co-Op twice in June and July.  The Summer of 2016 was amazing.   The community provided the Co-Op with $25,000 and in-kind gifts which allowed the Co-Op to distribute over 45,000 POUNDS of food in just two months.    Funds donated for the Summer Food Program were used to buy perishable items, fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, loaf bread and meats.   During the summer of 2016 we served 2,658 individuals, of which 46% of were children.

We are seeking sponsors for the summer food program to enable the Co-Op to purchase kid friendly foods, perishable items and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Summer Food Program Hero                        $5,000
Summer Food Program Partner                    $3,000
Summer Food Program Platinum Sponsor   $1,000
Summer Food Program Gold Sponsor            $500
Summer Food Program Silver Sponsor          $250
Summer Food Program Bronze Sponsor        $100

If you are interested in becoming a Summer Food Program Sponsor, please don’t hesitate to contact Kim Phillips at 770-271-9793 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Non-Perishable Food Items Needed For the Summer Program:

Peanut Butter, Jelly, Snacks (fruit snacks, goldfish, crackers, etc.), Juice  (any sizes), Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned chicken, Hamburger Helper, Canned Pasta (spaghetti-o’s, ravioli, etc.), baked beans and mixed vegetables.

**Fresh fruit, produce, loaf bread, meats and dairy products are also accepted**

**Only items NOT needed at this time are cereal, green beans and corn**

Did you know that food stamps only pay for food - so personal care items and basic household necessitites are not covered by food stamps.  The following items are currently needed to help our families with household and personal care items:  dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo and toothpaste.


We are available for donations Mondays from 5-8pm, Wed-Friday 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.

If you need to make a donation outstide of these hours, please email Kim Phillips at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an appointment.




Back To School Supply Drive


With the help of our amazing community, the North Gwinnett Co-Op distributed 852 back packs full of school supplies to the children of our community.   We are accepting the following items for the 2017/2018 school year:

New book bags, pink block erasers, glue (bottles/sticks), highlighters, washable markers, colored pencils, pencils, pencil boxes, pencil pouches, sprial notebooks,
composition notebooks, 3-ring binders (1" & 3"), tab dividers, plastic folders with brads & pockets, notebook paper (wide ruled only), flash drives,
scientific calculators (can be used), tissue boxes, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.





For the 2016 Holidays, we were able to provide:

  • 566 Thanksgiving Meal boxes
  • 638 Christmas Meal boxes
  • over 2,4500 bags of groceries
  • Christmas presents to 382 children and 120 seniors.

For the months of November and December, the Co-Op was blessed with over 400 volunteers who donated over 5,000 hours of their time to help with the holiday distribution days.

All of this holiday support we gave our community is becuase people choose to make a difference in someone's life.  To those that have supported the Co-Op at any point this year, we say thank you.  To those who are looking to partner with an agency in their community that is making a differene, we say, "join us" as we make an impact in the lives of people.  We, as a community, have the COMPASSION, RESOURCES and POWER to implement real change for these families during difficult times!  Please stay on board with us on this journey and be a part of something REALLY BIG as we bring about LIFE CHANGES while we humbly serve in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have a lot planned for 2016 and need each of you to commit yourselves, however you can, to being a part changing lives.

Together We Make A Difference!!!!




In case of extreme emergencies only, please call:

Kim Phillips, Executive Director at 678-315-1524



Weekly Blog Update on Food Purchases & More

by Katherine Cary

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.

1 Peter 4:10

Contact Info

North Gwinnett Cooperative
4395 Commerce Drive
Buford, Georgia 30518

Phone: 770-271-9793
Fax: 770-271-2939

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 672
Buford, Georgia 30515

Hours of Operation:
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Second Blessings Thrift Store
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

We observe all
Federal Holidays.

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