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Bridgeport To Distribute Free Backpacks, School Supplies

The City of Bridgeport will give out free backpacks and school supplies on Saturday.
The City of Bridgeport will give out free backpacks and school supplies on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — With the school year just around the corner, the City of Bridgeport is holding its first-ever free backpack and school supplies distribution on Saturday.

The Back Pack to School rally will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 19, at Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street.

The city will give away free back packs and school supplies — one backpack per child while supplies last — and offer information on physicals and dental hygiene. A bike raffle will also be held.

Recipients must be Bridgeport residents and each child must be present to receive a back pack.

Supporters include the city’s police and fire departments, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Optimus Health Care, Southwest Community Health Care, Vazzy’s and Micalizzi’s.

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