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Lafayette City Marshal's Office hosts first drive-thru backpack giveaway

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 19:19:38-04

The Lafayette City Marshal's Office under the leadership of Reggie Thomas hosted their first drive-thru backpack giveaway on Saturday.

The giveaway began at 10:00 A.M. in the parking lot of the Destiny of Faith Church in Lafayette.

More than 600 backpacks filled with supplies were handed out to students, they say.

"In less than two hours we gave away close to 600 backpacks with school supplies to help families get ready for another school year. I can’t thank enough 𝗥𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗮𝗳𝗮𝘆𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 for their donation, and everybody that came out to support. Thank you, said Thomas in a Facebook post.

Thomas joined with the Rotary Club of Lafayette South to make the donations possible for parents and students in the community.

"I want people to look at the Marshal's Office and know we are going to be a part of this community. We are just excited for the people to come out to actually see the police officers," Thomas told KATC. "Bring your kids and how many kids you have in the car, that's how many back packs you will get. Meet the officers and know the Lafayette City Marshal's Office will be here and working in the community from this point forward."

Children were required to be in the vehicle to receive a backpack and supplies.

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