2015 News & Events

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St. Lawrence Catholic Church Food Drive

Many thanks to St. Lawrence Catholic Church for the 19,278 pantry items they contributed and delivered on Sunday, November 15!

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2015 One Can Ride

Nearly 100 riders participated in the 5th annual “One Can Make a Difference” bike ride sponsored by Apalachee Cycle in Dacula to benefit the Lawrenceville Co-Op. This year’s ride took place on Saturday morning, October 24, with Ebenezer Baptist Church,…

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Gwinnett Church of Christ: Living the Sermon

On Sunday, September 13, volunteers from the Gwinnett Church of Christ, Sever Road, Lawrenceville, became the hands and feet of Jesus as they reached out to families in need of physical and spiritual renewal by performing service projects at their…

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GGC’s Community Garden

All produce raised in Georgia Gwinnett College’s Community Garden is being donated to the Lawrenceville Co-Op to provide fresh vegetables for our clients. Many thanks to the GGC students and faculty who continue to expand the garden!  

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Co-Op’s 20th Anniversary

The Lawrenceville Co-Op marked its 20th anniversary of incorporation on July 13, 2015. Twenty years ago on that date, Charles Kirkman signed the Co-Op’s official Articles of Incorporation for the State of Georgia. In the twenty years since that time,…

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2015 Hammerin’ Hubbard

The 2015 Bill Hubbard Memorial Ride for Hunger Relief (The Hammerin’ Hubbbard) was a wonderful success! Thirty-five riders covered over 2,200 miles on Saturday, June 27th, and raised $7,500 for the Lawrenceville Co-Op. We are pleased to share pictures of…

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2015 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Many thanks to the Lawrenceville postal carriers and residents for their generosity in participating in this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This event is held across the United States and is the nation’s largest one-day effort to collect food….

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Discernment Recommendations Approved

For approximately nine months beginning in August 2014, the Lawrenceville Co-Op engaged in a series of intentional review and planning meetings, which we called our discernment process. The overall goal was to discern God’s will for this ministry during the…

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McKendree’s Great Day of Service

On Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, several members of McKendree United Methodist Church enlarged the Co-Op’s gravel parking lot behind the building and reset the retaining timbers. Thank-you, McKendree!

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IRun4Food 5K Race & Fun Run

Sponsored by The Bridge Church as a fundraiser for the Lawrenceville Co-Op, this year’s IRun4Food 5K race and 1-mile Fun Run took place on a very cold Saturday morning, March 28. Thank-you to The Bridge Church and to all participants!

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Golf Outing Raises $20,000 for Co-Op!

On Friday, October 16, more than 100 golfers participated in Strictly Mechanical’s 4th annual Charity Golf Outing at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers. The event raised $20,000 and yielded 576 cans of food for the Co-Op! Co-Op director Linda Freund is…

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Judy Waters Community Fund Award

On Saturday evening, August 22, the Lawrenceville Co-Op received an unexpected award during the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia’s gala 30-year anniversary celebration at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center. The Judy Waters Community Fund was established in honor of the retirement…

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Gift from Rotary Club

On July 21, the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville presented a donation of $2,100 from its members to Lawrenceville Co-Op Director, Linda Freund. A video of the presentation, followed by Linda’s acceptance speech and update about the Co-Op, is featured below.

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Vegetable Plants Donated

    Gwinnett Tech donated hundreds of vegetable plants to the Co-op on May 19, 2015. The plants will be given to clients so they can grow their own tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Thank-you!  

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Crop Walk Donation to the Co-Op

During the Co-Op’s May Board meeting, Rod Baker from First Christian Church of Lawrenceville presented the Co-Op with a check for $1,134.81. This donation is the local community portion of funds raised during First Christian’s CROP Walk last October (2014),…

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Landscaping Project Completed

Liberty Mutual and Co-Op volunteers planted and beautified the Co-Op grounds on Monday, May 4, 2015. Thank-you to John Williams for coordinating this project!   

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PSW Benefit Concert 2015

Thanks to First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville and the Peachtree Symphonic Winds for a wonderful benefit concert on Thursday evening, April 30. A total of $1,541 and 902 cans of food were donated for the Co-Op. Thank-you!

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