Co-op gets big food donation from Primerica

Gwinnett Daily Post, September 7, 2006

Kay Whithear from the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry recently called to tell us about Primerica Financial Services' summer food drive, which brought in five pickup trucks full of food.

This year, the company decided to make their annual food drive for the co-op a competition between the departments, leading to their biggest drive yet, Whithear said. Summer is often a hard time for the county's cooperative ministries, which provide food, clothing and bill-paying assistance for local low-income families. The Lilburn co-op helps about 150 families per week.

"We're always short on food this time of year," Whithear said. "That help has just made an amazing difference."