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District Collects Record Amount for Food Banks

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canned-foodA record 172,500 items of canned food and household staples “#enough to fill 8.2 tractor trailers “#were collected by Gwinnett County Public Schools 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,” said Ellen Gerstein, executive director of Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.

The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, working in tandem with the Gwinnett Coalition, assisted 112 Gwinnett County schools and districtwide offices in establishing a countywide food drive. Among the groups that benefitted 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 50-1c3 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.