Flagstaff Back to School Fair to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center on July 11

| July 8, 2015


The Flagstaff Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center — Food Bank and Kitchen, 1903 N. Second St., Flagstaff.

2014 Flagstaff Back to School Fair held at Flagstaff Family Food Center. Photo by Frank X. Moraga

2014 Flagstaff Back to School Fair held at Flagstaff Family Food Center. Photo by Frank X. Moraga

Sponsored by the Flagstaff Family Food Center, the second annual event will feature more than 20 social services and nonprofit agencies that will help connect children and their families to local resources for assistance.

An estimated 1,500 backpacks will be distributed, along with school supplies for preschool to high school students, while supplies last, food center officials reported in a media release.

Some of the backpacks have been donated by the Assistance League of Flagstaff,  and the remainder — along with the school supplies — were purchased by food center with some financial assistance from United Way of Northern Arizona, officials reported.

Children must be accompanied by a parent to receive supplies.

The event is presented by the Flagstaff Family Food Center, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, the Assistance League of Flagstaff and the United Way of Northern Arizona.

Some of the scheduled vendors include: Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors, Arizona Nutrition Network, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, Assistance League of Flagstaff — Operation School Bell, Association for Supportive ChildCare, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, Coconino County WIC Program, Coconino County Public Health Services District — Tobacco and Chronic Disease, Expect More Arizona, First Things First, Flagstaff Medical Center — Trauma Services, Flagstaff Resource Center, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine, Guidance Center, Head Heart Hands Preschool, Material and Child Health Program at North Country Health Care, McKinney Vento Program, Kingdom Kids Preschool and Play Center, NACOG Head Start, Parenting Arizona, Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention, Native Americans for Community Action — Circles of Care, Peak School, Transformative Learning Center and United HealthCare Community Plan.

Click here or call 928-526-2211 for more information.


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