3803 Old York Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
.Members: Tuesday and Thursday members bring your cards to the officeNew ones: Come on Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9-12. Bring your ID and list of income and expenses.
NEWS FLASH! We have moved! God opened the way for us to move to a newer, larger facility in South Gastonia on 3803 Old York Road. We are still working on all the county and building change of use requirements (which can be a long process) as well as make all the changes required, but we are well on the way
Donations always appreciated:
Food: Food donations welcome! We are grateful for anything you would like to bring! Current food needs are canned meat or stew, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, eggs, potato flakes, and milk. We do have a source for bread, rice, noodles, and drinks.
Clothes, household: Items in high demand: men's used comfortable shoes, steel toed shoes for work, men's jeans and t-shirts, and backpacks for those who walk or strong carry bags or suitcases that can be pulled on wheels, small tent for homeless.
Furniture: There is a high demand for furniture as the homeless coming out of programs find places to stay. We accept donations of clean furniture.
We are open from 9-12 on Tuesday and Thursday. We arrive an hour before and leave an hour after our open times. The best time to bring a donation is before or after we open or after "rush" which is 9-10:30.
Holiday Wish List: Food for holiday meal boxes: Mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned, frozen or refrigerated meat.
We have started accepting furniture and have received donations of two house fulls. The furniture has already gone to help 3 homeless and 1 family that had nothing to get started. We do have a king size bed and piano left.
We have a walk-in cooler. It's been a dream for years to have one! Thanks to a donation from Ron Duncan and Your Equipment Guys we have a place to keep a huge amount of summer veggies, salads, dairy and refrigerated donations! How exciting for us and what a blessing. We love increasing our capacity to serve!
Big thanks to the generous hearts at Queen of the Apostles Parish who brought in two pick up trucks of food they collected for us to meet the needs of the community with. We are grateful for their caring thoughtfulness! Thanks Vin and Tom for bringing it over!
Creative WOW! Christmas gift from Colony Ridge HOA! Carolyn Dewalt organized a baking bag project. She collected 41 bags and brought them to BREAD to give away. She and her husband had lots of fun presenting her neighborhood's generous gifts to the families who came on Tuesday. See all the goodies they packed in the bags!
Many thanks to all the families who brought food to help other families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Gaston county just may be the most generous county of all.
Wow! Piedmont Community Charter School Middle School broke this years donation record by gathering 4000 food items for BREAD just in time for the holidays! Never doubt what young people can do! Boxes and bags kept coming and coming. Felt like Christmas!
The clerk of court's office brought canned meats, and all sorts of Thanksgiving items to make our boxes special for those who come next week. Living in a community that cares and shares the love God put inside us, can make all the difference for ones who are going through hard times during the Holidays.
Thank you Kings Mountain Energy Center for your creative donation of servicing our forklift. It needed some hefty repairs and servicing. We were so blessed to receive this thoughtful gift! Thanks to Dustin with G&W Equipment for doing such a great job!