BELFAST — Back-to-school season can be hard on family budgets. Waldo Community Action Partners is helping children of income-eligible families kick off the year ready to learn with a giveaway of backpacks full of school supplies.

Prefilled backpacks will be available free of charge to families who live in Waldo County and are income-eligible for MaineCare or WIC. This year there is a wide variety of supplies to accommodate the needs of students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

For more information or to set up an appointment to pick up backpacks, contact Jeanne McIntyre at 338-6809, ext. 502, or email jmcintyre@waldocap.org. Parents or caregivers should bring each child’s MaineCare card or WIC folder to the appointment for proof of income.

Backpacks are available while supplies last. Appointments and masks are required for pickup.

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