The Backpack Program of Catawba County receive help from WNC Presbyterians
Fifty-two youth and adults from Western North Carolina Presbyterian Churches of USA were hosted by First Presbyterian Church in Newton the weekend of March 15-16th for WNC Presbytery High School Mission Retreat. Members from Gastonia, Black Mountain, Hickory, Asheville, Newton, Brevard and Morganton Presbyterian congregations spent Friday night at FPC Newton in preparation for a day of service in the Newton area assisting ECCCM Food Pantry; ECCCM Thift Store; Yaussy Presbyterian Mission Center; The Corner Table and The Backpack Program of Catawba County.
The Backpack Program of Catawba County, hosted by Amanda Freeland- Director, was another morning service location. Seventeen youth and adults worked for 2 hours preparing 9 pallets of food orders for area schools to pick up on Monday morning and restocked the individual food bag pantry.