As a Watauga based nonprofit crisis agency that assists families and children living in poverty and homelessness, sponsoring the Back 2 School Festival is a perfect fit with the Hospitality House mission. Currently, with a 29% rate of poverty in Watauga County (3rd highest in N.C.) it is gratifying to see so many local nonprofits come together to assist our families in need. At Hospitality House we are working harder than ever to end poverty and fight hunger. We operate the only Community Kitchen that is open seven-days-a-week, serving three-meals-a-day to anyone who is hungry. The Back 2 School Festival is a much needed resource for our children and we thank you for supporting it.