Backpack giveaway has added meaning for Long Beach this year

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Long Beach

Youngsters and their parents lined up astatine Scherer Park precocious past week to cod escaped schoolhouse supplies, including a backpack, galore wearing masks arsenic a defence against the delta variant of the coronavirus.

This was the 10th yearly Back-2-School Jam successful the Eight City Council District sponsored by Councilman Al Austin. While it has ever been a bully happening to supply supplies, Austin said, this twelvemonth means adjacent more.

“This twelvemonth is evidently special,” Austin said earlier announcing the commencement of the event. “The request is greater than ever with the COVID situation. And this twelvemonth we’re giving retired manus sanitizer and masks.

“The important happening is to support everyone harmless and get them what they need.”

Members of the Long Beach Police Officers Association grilled blistery dogs for the assemblage connected Saturday morning, Aug. 21, and the city’s Health and Human Services Department offered COVID-19 vaccines. About 1,000 children received schoolhouse supplies, officials said.

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