Hunger doesn’t take the weekend off


We need your help

Sponsor a Child
There are number of ways you can support the BackPack Weekend Food Program. The number of students fluctuate each school year. If you would like to direct your donation to help feed a child or children for an entire school year, you can for just $350. This will cover the cost of two and three-day weekend meals beginning in September through the end of the school year.

Online Giving
The BackPack Weekend Food Program provides an easy and secure online donation platform. All information provided with your donation will remain private.

AmazonSmile is an easy way to support the BackPack Weekend Food Program. Think about how many times you click the "add to cart" button on your Amazon order. Before you make your next purchase, click here. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice - hopefully, you'll choose US!

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

GEM Donors
GEM stands for Give Every Month. What a glittering way to compliment our most loyal supporters! Here are are a few ideas for monthly giving:

$10 a month will provide meals for a 3-day weekend for one student.
$20 a month will provide 2 weekends of food for a child.
$40 a month will feed a student for a 4-weekend month during the school year.

United Way
The BackPack Weekend Food Program is a Donor Choice Community Partner. We are receiving Donor Choice designations.

Mail Your Donation
If you prefer to make donation by check, please send your donation to:
P.O. Box 551030, Gastonia, NC 28055

Honor Someone Special
Honor your family, friends and loved ones with a donation to BackPack Weekend Food Program. Your generous, tax-deductible gift will help support the program and students build strength and stability in their own lives through weekend nutrition. This kind of gift is priceless to a child in need and will continue to have a positive impact in his or her life for years to come. When you make a BWFP donation, your loved one will receive a card sent by mail letting them know about the gift in their name. Click here to make this special gift.