Free backpacks full of school supplies for eligible Waldo County families

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:15pm

BELFAST — “Back to School season can be hard on the budget and Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the year ready to learn!” said WCAP, in a news release.

WCAP is hosting a giveaway of backpacks full of school supplies to income eligible students in Waldo County.

Prefilled backpacks will be available free of charge to families who live in Waldo County and are income eligible for MaineCare or WIC. This year WCAP has a wide variety of supplies to accommodate the needs of students enrolled in K to 12th grade.

For more information or to set up an appointment to pick up backpacks, contact Jeanne McIntyre at 338-6809 ext. 502 or email You will need to bring your child’s MaineCare card or WIC folder to the appointment for proof of income.

Available while supplies last. Appointments and masks are required for pick up.