Backpacks ready for pickup


On Sunday, Aug. 16, 300 backpacks were filled with essential school supplies by volunteers at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol. Friends of Gloria Dei donated the backpacks and their contents, which will be given to Meals For The Needy, Bristol Youth Services and Our Piece Of the Pie for distribution. Meals For the Needy will be giving out 150 backpacks on Monday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. to preregistered clients at their office located at 27 Judd Street. This Gloria Dei outreach program was coordinated by Nick Jones, an Eagle Scout who is a student at Bristol Eastern High School.comm gloria dei backpacks