MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police Department hosted a Back-To-School Backpack Giveaway Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sea Isle Park on 5250 Sea Isle Road.
According to a release, MPD gave away 400 backpacks filled with school supplies for students.
Although the event is open to the public, MPD said the students had to be present to receive a backpack. Vendors, food trucks and games will also be present at the event.
Dozens of members of the police department were on hand getting to know members of the community and playing games with the kids.
“It takes the stress off the parents as well that their kids are equipped and ready to get back into the classrooms and they don’t have to worry about buying supplies,” Police Chief CJ Davis said.
Davis also said it was about more than just handing out school essentials.
“We are trying to make sure they have those backpacks and all the supplies they need and also throw in some fun today,” she said.