BANGOR, Maine — Manna Ministries is seeking parents to sign up their children for its backpack program in which Manna donates a backpack filled with school supplies to each child whose family cannot afford to provide the necessities themselves.
Manna anticipates more than 500 children will need assistance this year. Signup begins on Aug. 5, at Manna at 629 Main St.
In light of this need, Manna is seeking donations of supplies from the community, including new backpacks, pencils, spiral notebooks, calculators and crayons. Supplies may be dropped off at 629 Main St. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 990-2870.