Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off

BackPack Weekend Food Program receives $5,000 from SC Johnson

These funds will help the BWFP to full fill their mission; To provide nutritionally balanced, non-perishable weekend meals to students in Gaston County Schools during the school year so they can come to school ready to learn. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, thank you for the support.

Welcome Jennifer Grant!

Jennifer Grant joins the BackPack Weekend Food Program as the Finance Manager, and Donor Base operator. Jennifer comes to the BWFP with 12 years of non-profit Finance experience. Her experience with Donor Base Technologies and her experience with non-profit finances will help to lead the BWFP into the future. We welcome her aboard.

Mary Kate Hurst, A Teens Changing Gaston County Board Member

Mary Kate Hurst A Teens Changing Gaston County board member wrote a grant and presented it to the TCGC Youth Board and was awarded $700 to sponsor two children in the BackPack Weekend Food Program.

Publix Charities steps up again to help Hunger take the weekend off

Publix Supermarket is more than a grocery store. If you have read its history, you know this. Founder and visionary Mr. George was a dreamer who was driven and determined to bring a luxury experience to the mundane task of grocery shopping. If you walk into a Publix store today, you get all those feels […]

Driving Home the BackPack Mission Through DaimlerCares Program

BackPack Weekend Food Program receives $15,000 from Daimler Trucks of North America.  These funds helped the BWFP to provide 900 students in Gaston County Schools with weekend meals!  The Daimler Volunteer team pictured helped the BWFP with our last pull day in April.

CaroMont Health Foundation Extends Support to Program

The BWFP was awarded $8,500 through the CaroMont Health Foundation for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. Funding will help feed students in need and support critical program needs that help propel the program in the community. We cannot express how appreciative the BWFP is to the CaroMont Health Foundation for their loyal support of the […]

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