Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Florida (WMBB) – Rock Solid Church held a drive-thru backpack Saturday morning in hopes of specifically helping Waller Elementary students.
This is the second year that the church has organized a backpack distribution event.
“Last year was the first year we launched this program and it was such a success,” said Denise Carter, Outreach Manager. “We are trying to help Waller Elementary.”
With an abundance of supplies available, they were able to help many local students prepare for the new school year.
“We have 275 backpacks, and then we have K-5 supplies with specific things that each teacher sends as a list they would like with the backpacks,” Carter said.
With inflation and people still recovering from Hurricane Michael and the pandemic, church officials said it was important to help the neighborhood.
“There are so many people right now who are hurting financially and can’t afford all the supplies needed to get all the kids in school,” Carter said.
Church members volunteered their time on Saturday to ensure the line of cars kept rolling and that every child received a backpack.
“We are so lucky that so many people have turned to us for help,” Carter said. “We have a very good church family that likes to pitch and help.”
Carter said the church helps its community through a variety of other events like this to give back to the community year-round.
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