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"Hunger doesn't take the weekend off."

 

 Gaston County BWFP 

 
For Gaston County Schools partnering with local churches and organizations...
 
Children are the innocent victims of the economy.  Children who are hungry and malnourished cannot learn and grow properly.
 
In the Gaston County Schools, there are more than 30,000 students in grades K - 12.  Currently, about 60% of these students have to rely on a free or reduced lunch and breakfast at school each day.
 
Hungry children cannot learn.  The mission of the BWFP is to feed children during the weekend so they can come to school ready to learn.  The BWFP provides these students with nutritionally balanced meals at a cost ranging form $4.00 to $6.00 a day.
 
In the last school year, nearly 20 community partners provided weekend food bags for over 380 students in 17 different Gaston County elementary schools.
 
However,  weekend hunger doesn't end at the fifth grade.  Our goal is to continue the BWFP in the elementary schools and develop partnerships to provide weekend food for hungry students in the county's middle and high schools, as well.
 
 
 
How do I learn more about the BWFP?   
 
For more information about how to become a partner, or to contribute to the BWFP, contact:
 
BWFP Coordinator
Carolyn Niemeyer
704-867-8180
 
 
How can I help hungry children in Gaston County?
 
1.  Become a BWFP partner with your church or some other community organization.
 
2.  Make a monetary donation.  Your generous donation of as little as $50.00 can
     feed  a child during the weekend for one month.
 
3.  Volunteer your time.  Call Carolyn Niemeyer at 704-867-8180 for volunteer
     opportunities.
 
How can I make a donation to the BWFP?
 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a 501(c)(3) organization, serves as the treasurer of the BWFP.  Monetary donations should be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church/BWFP
and mailed to :
 
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
BackPack Weekend Food Program
805 S. York St.
Gastonia, NC 28052