hosted a Book Bag Bash for students in need on Tuesday, July 28th. During a typical year, they will make it a fun event with a party atmosphere where the kids get to come and select a book bag. This year’s event was a drive through event, but Kim Phillips and team at North Gwinnett Co-op did not let that dampen the party. They played music, had stops featuring a Chick- fil-A sandwich and candy bag and of course the chance to pick up a book bag which was filled with school supplies. They worked hard to make it a fun event while adhering to CDC guidelines and the event was a big success, with over 600 book bags given to students in the Buford, Sugar Hill and Suwanee areas. The North Gwinnett Co-op has been busier than ever this year. In 2019 the co-op gave out 171,000 pounds of food. Through July of 2020, they have already given out more than 400,000 pounds of food and a large percentage of families are new this year. They have a wonderful volunteer base but can always use food donations to keep the pantry stocked. For a list of current needs or information on how you can help visit northgwinnettcoop.org.