Gwinnett County pantries face food shortage

Food pantries all across Gwinnett County say their supplies are low.

Official said food stocks typically dwindle during the summer months, when children are out of school and most people don't think to donate.

At the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry many shelves were bare on Thursday afternoon. The pantry's assistant director Patty Kosolapoff said they are especially in need of canned vegetables. 

According to officials, more than 50 percent of schoolchildren in Gwinnett County qualify for free or reduced lunches. That need is compounded during the summer months when children do not have access to the meals they would normally eat at school. 

Food pantry organizers said they will take any help they can get and they are excepting donations of both food and money. 

If you are interested in helping out, you are urged to visit the website for more information on what is needed and how you can donate.

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