Tri-Valley Haven gave away backpacks and school supplies to about 400 local students in need on Tuesday, August 13th at their Food Pantry (located at 418 Junction Avenue in Livermore).
“With so many families still struggling to keep food on their table, it is no surprise that many parents don’t have the money to purchase school supplies for their children,” says Samantha Burrows, Director of Homeless and Family Support Programs, who oversees the Haven’s Pantry as well as the Back to School Drive. The impact of the recession is still evident by the numbers served at the Haven’s Food Pantry. The pantry served over 5, 500 individuals from Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton and Sunol last year alone.
New backpacks and school supplies help enable children in need to return to school with dignity.
Tri-Valley Haven thanks its staff and volunteers for their great work on this annual program. The Haven particularly appreciates the generous community donations which make this program possible!