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Every day, millions of adults and children in America are hungry and not sure when they will have their next meal. In 2012, according to the USDA, 49 million Americans, 14.5% of households, lived in food insecure households. North Carolina ranks number 2 in the nation for the highest rate of food insecure children under the age of 5 and number 10 in the nation for the highest rate of food insecure children under the age of 18.
The BackPack Weekend Food Program is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization.
Students in grades K-12
Students are eligible for free lunch.
Gaston County residents are estimated to be in poverty.