Nonprofit appeals for donations

LAWRENCEVILLE - A nonprofit that helps men struggling with addiction get back on their feet is struggling itself these days.

The Quinn House in Lawrenceville is appealing to the community to replenish its shrinking food pantry.

"Our food pantry is at its lowest level in years, so we need the help of those in Gwinnett who want to donate on a local level," said Gene Brinkley, director of the outreach for the nonprofit. "There are lots of folks in the county who depend on us right now for their next meal."

The nonprofit is in need of canned meats, vegetables, fruits and sauces as well as dry shelf items such as pasta, rice and cereal. A list of the items is available at www.thequinnhouse.com.

People can drop off food between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays or 1 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays at the Quinn House's Lawrenceville location at 120 S. Perry St.

SideBar: If you donate

· What: Canned meat, vegetables, fruit and sauces needed as well as pasta, rice and cereal for the food pantry of the Quinn House

· When: Drop-off available 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays or 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays

· Where: The Quinn House, 120 S. Perry St., Lawrenceville

· For more information: Go to www.thequinnhouse.com