New ones may come on Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9-12 and bring your ID with proof of address, plus pay stub/income records for each person in your household with your list of expenses. Only one member per household or address. If you qualify for federal assistance, you qualify for us.
We love our new location 3803 Old York Road, Gastonia
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, salads, and drinks.
Clothes, household: Items in high demand: men's used comfortable shoes, 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 household essentials and small furniture as the homeless 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 vegetables and fruit, yams, soups.
Owens Corning holds pie-in-the-face food drive! For Martin Luther King Service Day, Owens Corning began a contest to see which group leader could get the most food votes to get pied. How creative! All the 600+ food blessings came us at BREAD just in time to help us meet the need in cold January! Hurray! Thanks so much to Hope and her team for such a fun event!
Citgo Volunteers! The owners at Citgo down 321 near Black's BBQ came for a volunteer morning, they brought donations and money to purchase food! We loved their visit and enjoyed getting to know them. Their station has great prices! Go in and meet them and enjoy their friendly hospitality! Thanks so much!
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
We are all volunteers at BREAD. Everyone of our BREAD family is so precious and we love working together to make a difference in our area. This dinner was a chance to honor each one who works so hard all year. See more pictures our volunteer page.
Queen of the Apostles Parish in Belmont brought a beautiful load of blessings from their food drive! We are grateful for every one of the caring hearts represented! What a big help when the demand is so high during the holidays. An average of 200 pre-qualified families are coming for assistance with food and clothes each week this month.
IFAB is hiring! They are only 2 miles south of us. They brought food collected from each shift and presented us a check to purchase more. We are so grateful for caring businesses in our area!
Dr. Pate, chiropractor, from the Elite Spine Center surprises BREAD with bounty from his food drive!
Jenny's Yoga brings bin of wonderful holiday food! Thanks so much! That's a big blessing!
Bimbo Bakeries Gastonia brought volunteers, 204 loaves of sourdough bread to offer and 150 holiday bags full of holiday food item to give. They also brought a bike and scooter, warm clothes, shoes and gave away backpacks for for the homeless! What a huge blessings that was! What a caring bunch. Bimbo bread is right in the middle of making our world a better place! See some of us holding one of their holiday bags. Thanks ever so much! https://www.facebook.com/
Society of St. Andrew provided us with 2,000 pounds of yellow delicious apples! We went to Charlotte and boxed them up. It was a fun fall blessing for our members who have come the last two weeks! Even lots of animals got to enjoy the cracked or bruised up ones!
See our cutest little boys and friends bringing their birthday presents to us! They chose to get food for hungry people instead of toys for their birthday. How beautiful is that! You are looking at statesmen! They also helped pack up snack bags. Wow!
Look at our beautiful new door signs! Tamrods Graphics in Gastonia went the extra mile! They donated their time and materials to do our sign work! They printed our sign with the new perforated vinyl that lets you see out as if they are invisible but those outside can't see in. We originally ordered our signs from them. They are located on the same road we are. After they saw the hundreds of people coming for assistance they decided to contribute by doing our signs free. What a blessing! See their work on buildings and vehicles! https://www.facebook.com/tamrodsgraphics/?ref=page_internal