Our Staff

The Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry is a Christian organization providing food for people in need in Lawrenceville and Dacula.

Tom Balog

Tom Balog started with the Lawrenceville Co-Op Food Bank Ministry on January 1 of 2017. He is the Executive Director of the Co-Op and is responsible for the overall operations of our program. Tom’s favorite Bible Verse is Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Ruth Hardy

Ruth Hardy started with the Lawrenceville Co-Op on 11/11/2016. Ruth is the Assistant Director here at the Co-Op. Her primary duty is client services. Ruth works with our volunteer intake team to make sure we have proper documentation on our clients. She also makes sure our clients have access to what they need. Ruth’s favorite Bible Verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your path.”

Lisa Engberg

Lisa Engberg started with the Co-Op in October of 2021. She is the Director of Development and Communications. Her position primarily involves working with the community, churches, and businesses to increase awareness of our ministry, bring in volunteers and donations, and communicate the happenings and needs of the Co-Op. She loves going to groups and sharing the mission and vision of the Lawrenceville Co-Op and would be honored to speak at your next event. One of Lisa’s favorite Bible Verse is Matthew 6:34: “Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow has enough concern of its own.”

Paula Anderson

Paula Anderson began working with the Co-Op in February of 2020. As the Pantry Manager, she helps oversee and manage all donations coming in and going out to our clients and partners. She works alongside our volunteers to keep the pantry organized and stocked. We have great community partners that Paula works with to place food orders, receive their donations and schedule deliveries for them. She loves watching first hand our community coming together to help our neighbors. Paula’s favorite Bible Verse is Psalm 46:10 (NIV): “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Nancy Wood

Nancy started with Lawrenceville Cooperative Minstry in February of 2017. She is our Saturday Supervisor. Nancy primarily spends several days a week inputting data about our clients to help our screeners best meet their needs. She also runs our Saturday morning operation by coordinating volunteers and any activities that morning. One of her favorite Bible Verses is Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goeth before (leads to) destruction and a haughty (arrogant) spirit before a fall.”

Hours of Operation

Mon 9 am - 7 pm Donations
5-7 pm Distribution

Tu/Thu 9 am - 1 pm Donations only

Wed/Fri 9 am - Noon Donations and Distribution

Sat 10-11:30 am Donations only

Lawrenceville Co-op Ministry

52 Gwinnett Drive, Suite C
PO Box 1328
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30046
Phone: (770) 339-7887


Director: Tom Balog

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