Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off


Gaston Community Foundation Run 2020

Thank you to all who supported and donated to the BackPack Weekend Food Program in the 2020 Community Foundation Run! Because of your generous donations, we raised nearly $25,000 that will go directly to help support the program and students receiving weekend meals during the upcoming school year.

Every year in April, nonprofits in Gaston County unite to raise awareness about their services. February through April 13, the BackPack Weekend Food Program, along with other nonprofits, campaigned to raise critical funding on behalf of their organization. The culmination of the event was a virtual run this year.

Front Porch Project

Since mid-March, we’ve had to re-frame how we do things, including staying connected with one another. Things are not entirely back to normal yet, but we have some great porch photos to look back on and smile.  Like the national initiative, the BWFP, with the help of local resident/photographer-on-the-side, Diego Romero, brought the #FrontPorchProject to Gaston County. Residents all around responded to the campaign and helped us raise nearly $2,000! Thank you for for opening up your front porch to us and capturing memories to help feed our students!