Frequently Asked Questions
Is the BackPack Weekend Food Program tax exempt?
How is the BackPack Weekend Food Program funded?
Each school is partnered with a local church or community organization that has agreed to fund a certain number of students in the program for at least one year. The BWFP buys the food wholesale through a bulk food purchasing source, in turn the partner purchases the food from the BWFP.
How is the BackPack Weekend Food Program evaluated?
Cooperation between the BWFP partners, schools, students and their families is necessary for the success of the program. At the end of the school year each partner, school, and student’s family receive a survey to evaluate the program.
Students in grades K-12
Students are eligible for free lunch.
Gaston County residents are estimated to be in poverty.