Updated: May 4, 2021
Hundreds of Central Florida students were thrilled to be getting free backpacks and school supplies in Kissimmee on Saturday morning.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Hundreds of Central Florida students were thrilled to be getting free backpacks and school supplies in Kissimmee on Saturday morning.
“I think it's awesome,” said Lisa O'Brien, who lined up in her car for the free school supplies.
“Especially during today's times,” agreed Octaviano Rios. It's actually very helpful.”
FOX 35 teamed up with the Orange & Osceola Salvation Army, Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudhry, Florida Technical College, Walmart, Embrace Celebration and Staples on the back-to-school giveaway.
“We've got, of course, the notebooks, the folders, pens and pencils, some surprise snacks in there as well. Of course, we have awesome binders and things like that,” Choudhry said. “All the things we just know that the kids are going to need.”
It was totally contactless delivery.
Capt. Ken Chapman, from the Salvation Army of Orange & Osceola, said the backpacks were going to be useful for students, whether they were taking classes at home or at school.