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Straight Street helps feed hungry children and struggling families through two programs
Backpack Love provides food for kids; SS Impact supports maintenance projects for the needy
Leftover backpacks from Straight Street Revolution Ministries are filled with canned goods from a previous Backpack Love event. The food-filled backpacks are distributed to schools in Hall County to help families in need.

In addition to Beautiful Feet, Straight Street Revolution runs two other ministries in the Hall County area.

It helps hungry children through Backpack Love and other struggling members of the community through SS Impact. 

“We do individual and community development projects,” said Beau Robson, who calls himself the lead revolutionary at Straight Street. “Single moms, children, widows, the elderly —  these are our areas of focus, primarily.”

Straight Street’s largest ministry is Backpack Love, Robson said. Every Friday, backpacks full of food are given to needy students in Gainesville and Hall County schools as well as some Gwinnett County schools. Georgia Mountain Food Bank donates enough dry goods to fill each backpack and feed a family of five.

Robson said they chose this mission as a way to benefit not only hungry children, but their family members at home. Straight Street partners with several local church groups to fill and distribute the backpacks.

Backpack Love serves between 400 and 600 families, depending on the time of year. Students needs are determined by school counselors, said Jennifer Robson, who supervises administration for Straight Street.

Its second ministry endeavor is SS Impact, which supports community development and maintenance projects for needy individuals or families. For instance, the mission is helping build a house for a struggling single grandmother, who is caring for her four grandchildren in the Hall County area.

Beau said they found this particular woman through Backpack Love, from which her grandchildren benefit. He and Jennifer said they were touched by the woman’s dedication to helping raise her grandchildren and wanted to help secure housing for the family.

Other SS Impact projects include yard and home maintenance and cleaning for families in need.