BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Monday Buffalo Public Schools, in conjunction with The Teacher's Desk, passed out healthy student supply packs at 28 sites throughout the city.
The Teacher's Desk, a local organization that let's teachers shop for free school supplies, was given a grant from the Western New York COVID fund. They used the money to create 7,800 healthy student packs.
"So today we have middle and high school supply kits that include personal hygiene products as well as school supplies so they'll be ready to go back to school when schools reopen," said Bridget O'Brien Wood, food service director for Buffalo Public Schools. "And the CDC is recommending that everyone have their own personal supplies so that they're not sharing."
The packs include paper, Post-It notes, a glue stick, pens, pencils, face mask, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, PUR water bottle, shampoo, soap and tissues.
"It is very generous that they're doing that for each of the students. So it will help save families in a bunch of ways that families, you know, can't provide the school supplies that they need," said Brandi Schalck, mother of three students.