Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off

First Gaston Foundation Awards $10,000 to BackPack

First Gaston Foundation of the Gaston Community Foundation announced a grant to the BackPack Weekend Food Program in the amount of $10,000. Funding will support students who do not have a sponsor during the 2021-22 school year. “Many families with children are facing hunger challenges, even more since the pandemic,” said Dallas Butler, Executive Director. […]

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Gaston County Schools TODAY News Channel Featuring the BWFP

Dining In to Support Students in Need on the Weekend 

Webb Custom Kitchen Hosts Fundraiser Raising $800 for the BackPack Weekend Food Program On Wednesday, February 24, Webb Custom Kitchen hosted a fundraiser for the BackPack Weekend Food Program. Featuring Webb’s South Street Schnitzel as the special, for every special sold, Webb donated $5 to the BWFP to help keep children from going hungry through […]

“Kiss the Pig” Raises $19,300

On Saturday, September 12, representatives of the City of Bessemer City Parks and Recreation and Bessemer City BackPack Weekend Food Program, along with eager onlookers, assembled downtown Bessemer City to find out who raised the most money in support of the weekend food program for students in Bessemer City Schools. The losing team had to […]

Family Advisory Board Awards BackPack $4,000 for 2020-21

No child should have to worry about where their next meal will come from. The BackPack Weekend Food Program has been able to help feed hungry children on the weekend for nearly 10 years thanks to the generosity of supporters and organizations like the Family Advisory Board. “The outpouring of support by Gaston County is […]

CaroMont Health Foundation to Help Support Weekend Food

Amid tremendous uncertainty, we can rest assured knowing that students will continue to have food to eat on the weekend in the upcoming school year. Recently, the CaroMont Health Foundation, awarded the BackPack Weekend Food Program with a $10,000 grant to disperse during the 2020-21 school year on food and operational items. More than 1.6 […]