Giving Back to Gwinnett Addresses Food Insecurity in Gwinnett

This month’s Giving Back to Gwinnett podcast presents an enlightening discussion on food insecurity in our community. Thanks to Muriam Nafees of Volunteer Gwinnett, Ryan Jones of Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries, and Fay Josephs of Mending the Gap for being our guests and discussing the issues so many in our community face when it comes to access to healthy food. In our work of driving collective impact, we are always working to move the needle on big issues like this. Read on below to learn more about their organizations. Special thanks to the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia and Gwinnett Business RadioX for being our podcast partners.

Volunteer Gwinnett is a county-wide volunteer program designed to involve residents in volunteer activities. Gwinnett County depends on volunteers to help provide residents with the best services and programs possible. Their volunteers directly contribute to the excellent quality of life residents enjoy in the community.

Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries (NCM) is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Doraville and Tucker, Georgia of Gwinnett County. NCM is supported by twenty-three local churches and numerous businesses, civic and social organizations, foundations, and individuals.

Mending the Gap provides seniors with one-on-one supportive services that will meet their basic needs and alleviate isolation while creating healthy and fulfilling relationships. Their mission is keeping seniors healthy, independent, and connected.