Early in 2014 a community outreach group was born with the goal to address some of the needs of people in the greater Barboursville area. Several churches, concerned citizens, and community organizations got together and decided to combine efforts on several fronts: a free monthly community meal, outreach to seniors, and outreach to low-income families with children.
GBCO's main focus has been a free monthly meal, for anyone, anyone who wants to eat with others, anyone who doesn't want to eat alone, folks who have more month than money, anyone.
On October 6, 2019, we had our fourth HUNGER WALK within the city limits of Barboursville, raising funds to be distributed among ECCHO, the Facing Hunger Foodbank, and Church World Service. We raised $1,500: Click here to see the news report from the first year! Contact Pastor Kerry for sponsor information.
GBCO meals are hosted at the Barboursville Senior Center.
Upcoming dates: Mar 28, Apr 25
ALERT: We're not certain how the meal will be presented in March and April, but look here and on Facebook for updates.
GBCO is a non-profit organization. Donations can be mailed to GBCO / PO Box 293 / Barboursville WV 25504
We can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1413965895518122
Email greaterbarboursvilleoutreach at gmail.com
Also we hope you'll participate in the Racing Hunger 5K Turkey Trot at Barboursville Park on Thanksgiving Day at 9am
Funds raised support helping local families!
Check out the article in the Herald Dispatch, June 14, 2015, about GBCO. (pictured below in a pdf)
Also view this report from WOWK from Thanksgiving, 2019: https://www.wowktv.com/news/local/nonprofit-holds-free-thanksgiving-dinner-for-barboursville-community/
Find GCBO on Facebook