Lots of folks need help right now. The pandemic has left many folks unemployed and families are suffering. But there’s a local painting company that’s helping out!

Gastonia and Rock Hill’s 360 Painting is partnering with McAdenville Elementary School to give food to students and their families. The food drive is conducted virtually. Anytime 360 Painting meets with a customer, they’ll give them a flyer with a QR code linking to the the virtual food drive’s website.

Customers can then pick out different foods and school counselor, Eric Otis, receives the orders. Otis then calls the families, who come to the school to pick up the boxes of food. It’s the only “in-person” part of the food drive, which is intended to promote safe practices during the pandemic. Smart!

Belinda and John Wiesehan own 360 Painting and say they’re glad they can help out the community. The virtual food drive is part of the Kids-Lift charity program, an international organization working with franchise owners of businesses to give back to families and schools.

Since my neck surgery/staph infection, I’ve become more grateful. I think almost dying will do that to ya! I truly realize now how very lucky I am, and I’m trying to give back more. There are so many people that are in need.

The virtual food drive will last through the end of March and you can help too! There’s a donation list on Amazon. Oatmeal, pasta sauce, soup and cereal are just a few things on the list. Anything you can do would rock!