By Bill Hicks
What started out 13 years ago as a simple backpack drive has grown into a major community event. That was evident Saturday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church during the Fairfield-Suisun School District’s Family Resource Fair.
The district planned to distribute as many as 1,300 backpacks to low-income students from elementary school through high school in anticipation of the start of the school year Wednesday. Dozens of additional community agencies and organizations also took part, allowing parents to access a range of different services in one place.