Governor’s Office of Community Programs Launches Back-to-School Community Fairs Across the State

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, July 27, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that the Governor’s Office of Community Programs will host several back-to-school community fairs across the state to meet the needs of students and families so they can start the school year off strong. The events will provide free school supplies, connect families with resources, and have food and fun for all ages.

“Ensuring our students have the proper supplies and other essentials allows them to stay active and engaged as they begin the new school year,” said Gov. Edwards. “My office and community leaders are working together to set our students and their families up for success, and I encourage Louisianans to take advantage of the events in their areas.”

“When our students have the supplies and resources they need, they are able to walk into the new school year feeling strong and confident,” said Dr. Chaunda Mitchell, deputy chief of staff for the Governor’s Office of Community Programs. “In partnership with local communities, these back-to-school events will be a spring board for students success this upcoming academic year.”

The schedule for the back-to-school events are as follows:

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
City Park
401 Amulet Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Terrebonne Parish Library System
151 Library Drive
Houma, LA 70360

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Louisiana Soul Food & Heritage Festival
Courthouse Square
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church
1917 Harless Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601