Bridge Ministries’ 4th annual school supplies giveaway kicked off

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As kids head back to school, organizations in the area are working hard to make sure students are prepared for success.

This means making sure a family has school supplies, food and hygiene products. The Bridge Ministries is running its fourth annual school supplies giveaway through the month of August.

The supplies are for clients who typically pick up food on Thursdays. August 4 was the first of four events this month.

“Come any Thursday in August and get food and school supplies,” volunteer and board member, Annette White said.

White says this program is needed now more than ever.

“Times are really tough right now for many, many, many families. Food is expensive, school supplies are expensive. So when we can mesh that together and help them with more than food if we’d like to do that,” she said.

This is true for Bryan resident, Cassaundra Soto.

“With COVID and everything else it’s kind of made things a little bit harder so we’re taking advantage of some help with school supplies and things like that,” Soto said.

Soto was at the event with her kids. This is her first year using the Bridge Ministries and has been picking up food. With supplies this month, she’s encouraging more people to use local resources.

“If you have kids do what you need to for your kids. Nobody’s gonna look down on you or feel bad about anything you’re doing for your kids,” she said. “If you think that you need the help, take the help. That’s what it’s there for.”

The event runs Thursdays in August from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bridge Ministries located at 408 E. 24th Street in Bryan.

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