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Back-2-School Success for our Children

Aug 11, 2015 By
Backpack Giveaway

Fill it up

We’ve become acutely aware that for many area children we are their best hope for a hunger-free summer and a smooth transition back to school. We are always looking for ways to help the 3,500 children who come to The Pantry with their parents each year. In the past, we have always haphazardly distributed school supplies to those who asked for them from what we had received. Since the start of school is almost a month away we’d like to organize a giveaway for 100 children in our service area. Our goals is to collect the items below and assemble backpacks to give away. School starts in nearby districts on September 8, 2015. We’ll announce a date for distribution during the week before the Labor Day holiday.

  1. New and gently used backpacks
  2. Notebooks (spiral and composition)
  3. Pens and #2 pencils
  4. Pencil pouches
  5. Pencil sharpeners
  6. Folders and binders
  7. Tape and glue

If you are out gathering up supplies for your little ones or grandchildren pick up a few extra for us at The Pantry or give on-line and we’ll buy the items for you! Just click here -> Back2School Supplies

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