OMAHA, Neb. – Heartland Family Service (HFS) will host a Backpack Drive-Thru event to provide backpacks and school supplies to Omaha Public Schools students in need as they prepare to head back to school this month.

HFS is partnering with 3Sisters and All Communities Outreach Services for this event, which will be held Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HFS Central Administration Office, located at 2101 S. 42nd Street in Omaha.

The entrance to the drive-thru will start at the east parking lot entrance off 42nd and Francis streets. Masks are required and participants must remain in their cars. The event is open to parents with school-age children in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, including Bellevue. Backpacks will include free school supplies and a free sack lunch, only while supplies last.

For more information, contact (402) 889-5803 or info@heartlandfamilyservice.org.

About Heartland Family Service

Since 1875, Heartland Family Service has responded to the needs of our area’s most vulnerable children and families. In 2019, our agency connected with over 60,000 individuals through direct services, education, and outreach. Our programs serve individuals of all ages — from infants in our Family Works program to seniors in our Generations Community Center. We operate from over 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. We provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ultimately shape the future of our community through the following program areas: Child & Family Well-Being, Counseling & Prevention, and Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability.