Gwinnett school campaign collects record help for needy

A record 172,500 items of canned food and household staples — enough to fill eight 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,” said Ellen Gerstein, executive director of Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services. Among those benefiting are the Duluth Co-operative, Lawrenceville Co-operative, North Gwinnett (Buford) Co-operative, Norcross Co-operative, South East Gwinnett (Snellville) Co-operative, Lilburn Co-operative, and the Salvation Army.