COVINGTON, Ky. – More than 900 backpacks full of school supplies will be given away to low-income families on Saturday at the 14th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event.
Northern Kentucky Harvest puts on the event from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Goebel Park at 5th and Philadelphia streets.
Backpacks and Breakfast includes a free breakfast courtesy of Frisch's and fun and entertainment for children provided by the Covington Recreation Commission.
The event is open to qualified low-income families in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. Backpacks will be given away first-come, first-served to children in grades K-12.
Parents should bring a photo ID for themselves, Social Security or medical cards for their children and a recent (within 30 days) piece of mail addressed to them.
Children do not have to be present to receive a backpack.
Northern Kentucky Harvest is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that collects food, clothing and other supplies for food banks and other organizations.
To contribute, make checks out to Northern Kentucky Harvest, c/o Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, Ky., 41011. Donations are tax deductible. For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Gottbrath at (859) 750-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.