Free Backpack and School Supply Program


Photo by: Waldo Community Action Partners Backpacks prepared for 2022 giveaway.

PROGRAM/ EVENT: Free Backpack and School Supply Program

EVENT TIME/ DATE: August 2022

EVENT LOCATION: Waldo County, ME

DESCRIPTION: Backpacks and school supplies will be available free of charge this August to families who live in Waldo County and receive either MaineCare or WIC.

BELFAST – It’s back-to-school season, and Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the school year ready to learn! This year Waldo CAP has expanded its annual Backpack and School Supply Program to offer giveaways at sites in Thorndike and Winterport, as well as Belfast. School supplies will be available free of charge to families living in Waldo County and receiving either MaineCare or WIC. Backpacks are prepackaged with a wide variety of age-appropriate supplies to accommodate the needs of students enrolled in Pre-K to 12th grade.

Pickups will be held throughout the month of August, with distribution events held on Wednesday, August 10th at Mount View Schools in Thorndike and Friday, August 12th at Leroy H Smith School in Winterport. Appointments can also be scheduled for pick up at the Waldo CAP office on 9 Field Street in Belfast the week of August 15th- 19th or on Sunday, August 21st.

For more information or to set up an appointment, visit waldocap.org/backpacks2022 or contact Allison Harrell at 338-6809 or email aharrell@waldocap.org. You will need to bring your child’s MaineCare card or WIC information to the appointment for proof of income. Applications should be returned by Monday, August 1st to secure your appointment.

Waldo Community Action Partners is a charitable, educational, 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization located in Belfast, Maine. It is designed to utilize and mobilize public and private resources to assist low-income Waldo County residents in the alleviation of poverty and address its underlying causes. For more information visit waldocap.org.