Friday, July 15, 2016

Backpacks and Breakfast takes place Saturday, Aug 13

16th annual event readies kids from low-income families for school

A family is getting ready to received their backpacks at the 15th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event. Provided. 
More than 900 backpacks loaded with school supplies will be given away to school children from low-income families on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the 16th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event put on by Northern Kentucky Harvest.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m. in Goebel Park at Fifth and Philadelphia streets in Covington’s MainStrasse.

The event will include free breakfast served in the park, courtesy of Frisch's, and free health screenings.

Backpacks and Breakfast is open to qualified families in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. The clear plastic backpacks filled with new school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first served basis to low-income families. Parents should bring a photo i.d. for themselves, Social Security or medical cards for their children and a recent (within 30 days) piece of mail with their name and address on it.


Northern Kentucky Harvest is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that collects food, clothing and other supplies for food banks and other organizations that serve low-income families in Northern Kentucky.

To contribute, make checks out to Northern Kentucky Harvest, c/o Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, Ky., 41011. All donations are tax deductible. For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Gottbrath at (859) 750-2813 or paulgottbrath@gmail.com.

Backpacks are served by Frisch's employees. Provided. 



Backpacks and Breakfast At-A-Glance
What: Northern Kentucky Harvest’s 16th Annual Backpacks and Breakfast, largest backpack and school supply giveaway in Northern Kentucky.

When: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Where: Goebel Park, 5th and Philadelphia streets, Covington, Ky.

Who: Open to students from low-income families in kindergarten through 12th grade from Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties. Some 900 students will receive new, clear plastic backpacks filled with new school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requirements: Parents should bring a photo i.d. for themselves, Social Security or medical cards for their children and a recent piece of mail with their name on it. Children do not have to be present in order to receive a backpack.

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