Kids get school supplies, meal at Backpacks and Breakfast

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

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