330+ Students Benefit From Back to School Program

The annual Back to School Program hosted by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department has helped more than 330 children from over 160 families get ready for the 2021-22 school year. The event held on Aug. 11 gave students the opportunity to choose from thousands of donated school supplies, which included backpacks, notebooks, folders, binders, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, tissues, books, shoes and water bottles. The COVID-19 vaccine was also offered to attendees as part of this year’s program. 

“It’s not only important to us that we’re able to provide some of the necessary school supplies to families in need to help their children to learn in the classrooms,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, “ but as we’re still in the middle of a pandemic it’s equally as important that we create an awareness that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for those as young as 12 years old.”

The mission of the Back to School program is to help Kewaunee County families who are on WIC, Food Share or Badger Care as well as those who partake in the free or reduced meal programs or have found themselves in an emergency situation.