Free Backpacks For Students At Start Of School Year

From Frank Recchia, News 12 Connecticut:

With the first day of school only a few days away, more than 1,000 students and parents showed up for free backpacks and school supplies in Bridgeport.

There was also free scheduling for physicals and check-ups for children, cotton candy and face painting.

The day’s events were provided by the city and nonprofit groups, such as United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.

See full report here.


One comment

  1. How come when you and I were growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s, our parents were able to provide all of our school needs, with largely only one parent working? We didn’t get free lunches or free backpacks or free breakfasts? Why is it that nowadays parents cannot even so much as make their kids breakfast or a bag lunch? If they get food stamps, you’re telling me that they can’t afford a box of cereal and milk ? And how about a tuna sandwich for lunch with a banana? How costly is that ?


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