Back to School Fair

Drive-Through Back to School Fair
Posted on 07/31/2020

This year’s Saline County Back to School Fair will still provide a free bag and basic school supplies for students will be a drive-through event. Families with students grades K-8 who need school supplies will line up in vehicles in the cone-marked parking lot around Lakewood Middle School, 1135 E. Lakewood Circle.

The supply assistance program is preparing 1,300 supply-filled backpacks for students this year. To be eligible to receive school supplies, students must live in or attend school in Saline County or be enrolled in a school in Saline County and qualify for free or reduced school lunches. Volunteers will be handing out the bags to limit physical contact on the one-day event.

Volunteers are needed and can register at Volunteer needs:

  • Wednesday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to open bulk items and organize supplies
  • Thursday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to pack backpacks
  • Friday, August 7, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to help with distribution.

Questions? Please contact Brenda Gutierrez at the Salina Area United Way, 785-827-1312.

The goal of the Saline County Back to School Fair is that students are equipped with basic school supplies on the first day of school. For updates and to learn more,