Gwinnett Police food drive hopes to feed hundreds this holiday season

The Gwinnett County Police Department Records Unit is collaborating with Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry for a food drive to help citizens during the holidays. (Courtesy Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry)

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The Gwinnett County Police Department Records Unit is collaborating with Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry for a food drive to help citizens during the holidays. (Courtesy Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry)

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The Gwinnett County Police Department Records Unit is collaborating with Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church Food Pantry for a food drive to help citizens during the holidays. Residents are encouraged to drop off donations during normal business hours now through Monday, Dec. 13 at seven locations:

• Police Headquarters 770 Hi-Hope Rd. in Lawrenceville

• District 1 - West Precinct 6160 Crescent Drive in Norcross

• District 2 - South Precinct 2180 Stone Drive in Lilburn

• District 3 - North Precinct 2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd, in Buford

• District 4 - East Precinct 2273 Alcovy Rd. in Dacula

• District 5 - Central Precinct 3125 Satellite Blvd. in Duluth

• District 6 - Bay Creek Precinct 185 Ozora Rd. in Loganville

The Pantry at HMUMC is open 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday providing over 35,000 pounds of food, helping feed an average of 600 families each week. All are welcome; there are no eligibility requirements to receive food.

All donations will be delivered to HMUMC on Wednesday, Dec. 15 to prepare for holiday meal boxes.

Recommended items include canned proteins (including chicken, tuna, and spaghetti sauce with meat), canned chili, pasta and soup, peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, bottled condiments, cooking oil, baby wipes and toilet paper.

The Pantry relies 100% on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support ongoing operations. Information: www.hmumc.org/thepantry.