Bridgeton Public Schools to Host Backpack Distribution Event

By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Bridgeton Public Schools will distribute backpacks to students in Cumberland County from noon to 2 p.m. on August 18. The event will take place at the Broad Street School, which is located on 251 W. Broad St.

Book bags will be given to community members on a first-come, first-served basis for K-12 students throughout the event.

No registration will be required upon arrival, and all who attend the event will be encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing. One backpack will be given per family to keep an accurate and fair count.

For more information please contact Bridgeton Public Schools teachers Ms. Broughton (ext. 1081) or Ms. Griner (ext. 1078) at (856) 455-8030.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.