Food bank schedules Backpack Giveaway over two weekends

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F.O.R. Maricopa Food Bank will host its annual Backpack Giveaway the next two Saturdays, Aug. 15 and 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event will be at the food bank in the Blue Business Barn, 19428 N. Maricopa Road. This will be a drive-thru pick-up. Please wear a face mask. Children do not need to be present.

F.O.R. Maricopa is giving away free backpacks and supplies for schoolchildren age 4-18. Bring a Food Bank Card, photo ID and birth certificate for each child (if not on file). Those who are not clients of the food bank must also bring proof of address, such as a utility bill.

F.O.R. Maricopa is a nonprofit providing food and resources to those in need. The next food distribution is today from 5 to 7:30 p.m.