FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – The Fort Bend Independent School district is receiving nearly $40,000 worth of school supplies thanks to the generosity of Kroger customers.
"We appreciate Kroger shoppers for their support of Fort Bend ISD during the store’s Backpack Boosters initiative this year," said a FBISD statement. "Because of community-wide support, FBISD is the recipient of $39,285 worth of school supplies."
Backpack Boosters helps fill the gap and alleviate the burden placed on teachers to provide adequate supplies at their own expense. FBISD was among Houston-area school districts to receive a share of $275,000 worth of school supply kits that customers purchased during a two-week period this summer, July 19 through August 6.
“We are extremely grateful for Kroger’s continued support of Fort Bend ISD students in need through its Backpack Boosters initiative,” said Payal Pandit Talati, executive director of FBISD Collaborative Communities. “This year, the initiative equipped over 4,000 students with school supplies; impacting their path for academic achievement and success in the classroom," Talati said.
FBISD will distribute the kits to schools as needed throughout the school year.