What We Do | Weekend Food Ministry

“Thank you for meeting a need that is often overlooked.” ~ School Guidance Counselor


Nothing but the Truth provides “Weekend Food Bags” for over 850 children weekly in 41 local elementary schools. Students have been identified by their school counselors as being in need of additional food for the weekend. These children participate in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program during the week but struggle over the weekends. Bags are sent home with the kids every Friday in their backpack and include easy-open/self-serve foods.

Below is a complete list of weekend food items we collect and send home each week:

  • Canned Pasta
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Easy Mac-n-Cheese (individual serving/microwavable)
  • Pop Tarts
  • Granola Bars
  • Individual Bowls/Boxes of Cereal
  • Crackers/Cookies/Chips
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Fruit cups/Applesauce
  • Individual Sweet Snacks

Volunteers on this team are needed for:

  • Collecting items for our food bags (food drives… great for sports teams, girl scouts, boys scouts, neighborhoods, workplace)
  • Packing and delivering weekend food bags to schools. We meet during the school year on Thursday mornings at 9:15A.M. at NBTT food pantry. See below for directions and email address to schedule a date to work.
  • “Family Night” is an opportunity for families to come pack bags with their kids. (age 5 and up) What a great way to get your kids involved in serving others! Family Night meets once a month on Tuesday nights. Email us for specific dates and opportunities.
  • Quarterly outreach to the staff of the schools we serve by providing baskets filled with items to uplift and encourage the staff. A great way to say “Thank You” for the job they do.

Contact us at weekendfood@nothingbutthetruth146.org should you have more questions about this ministry.


Pantry is located at 250 Langley Dr. Suite 1308, Lawrenceville 30046

Nothing but the Truth currently is serving schools in Gwinnett, Clayton and Barrow Counties.

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Corporate Partners

The need is growing each year with students that are food insecure in our schools. Would your business like to join our list of corporate partners? No business is too big or too small to help out. We believe “it all counts” Thank you to our current partners: Jackson EMC, Walton EMC, Peach State Federal Credit Union, Gwinnett Braves, Marathon Petroleum and Primerica.