A record 172,500 items of canned food and household
staples - enough to fill 8.2 tractor trailers - were collected by
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students and staff during the
October 2013 Gwinnett Great Days of Service.
“The generosity of Gwinnett County Public Schools is overwhelming.
It is so gratifying to see the example set by adults and embraced by
young people,” Ellen Gerstein, executive director of Gwinnett
Coalition for Health and Human Services, said in a news release.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, working in tandem
with the Gwinnett Coalition, assisted 112 Gwinnett County schools and
district-wide offices in establishing a countywide food drive.
groups that benefited were the Duluth Co-operative; Lawrenceville
Co-operative; North Gwinnett (Buford) Co-operative; Norcross
Co-operative; South East Gwinnett (Snellville) Co-operative; Lilburn
Co-operative; The Salvation Army; The Quinn House, and Huffman House.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc. is a
non-profit 501C3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing and
expanding the academic initiatives of Gwinnett students.
To learn more
contact Kelly Herndon, the Foundation’s executive director, at 678-301-6077, or visit www.gcps-foundation.org.
This report was provided by Gwinnett County Public Schools and edited for publication.