Backpacks & Breakfast event for free school supplies

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 6:12 AM EDT
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COVINGTON, Ky. (WXIX) - If your school-aged children need supplies for the coming school year, Northern Kentucky Harvest may be able to help.

The non-profit agency says it has 1,008 backpacks with paper, pens and pencils, and other basic supplies to give out to K-12 students.

It’s all part of their annual Backpacks & Breakfast event.

The organization is asking parents to register by July 3 at

In past years, Northern Kentucky Harvest distributed the supplies during Backpacks & Breakfast in Covington’s Goebel Park.

But with the pandemic, it’s adopting the same drive-thru format on the Be Concerned parking lot as last year.

The event will be held Aug. 14 and 15 at 1100 Pike Street.

“We know there are still a lot of people out there hurting financially, so we’re hoping we can connect with some of them and help them a little bit,” Paul Gottbrath, board president of Northern Kentucky Harvest, said.

Backpacks & Breakfast is now in its 21st year.

It started out with about 150 backpacks in 2001 and has grown to an average of 900-1,000 annually, with more than half of those families typically coming from Covington.

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