Kick-off the new school year with the Back-to-School Bash at the Baton Rouge Police Department

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — It is almost time for kids to head back to school and to get them off on the right foot, The Safety Place, Healthy Blue, The BRidge Agency, and Baton Rouge Police Department are teaming up for a back-to-school drive. 

Starting on Friday, July 23, from noon to 3 PM, the four agencies will hand out 600 free school supplies. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will provide 600 fresh produce boxes, and Cortana Kiwanis of Baton Rouge will serve hot Jambalaya. 

Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles, stay at home if they feel unwell, and wear masks if they are not vaccinated. The children do not have to be present for the event, but kits will be limited to two per vehicle if they are not there. 

The Safety Place is an injury prevention non-profit with a mission to keep youth ages 0-18 safe.  If you have questions about The Safety Place and its programs, please contact our office at (225) 372-3991,, or visit

Healthy Blue is dedicated to ensuring consumers have expanded access to high-quality, affordable health benefits and is committed to empowering all our members to live healthy lives. For more information about Healthy Blue Louisiana, visit

The BRidge Agency is a multi-purpose caring organization with a collective of volunteers and professionals working together to provide opportunities for advancement for disinvested communities. For more information about The BRidge Agency, visit

Baton Rouge Police Department exists to serve the Baton Rouge community, prevent crime and promote the safety and well-being of all. For more information about Baton Rouge Police Department, visit

If you would like to volunteer for the event, you can sign up here

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