The Department of Menominee County Health and Human Services, St. Joseph SSVdP Conference (Marinette & Peshtigo) and The Salvation Army (Marinette and Menominee Counties) are coming together to host the summer Back 2 School Bash for families in need in the communities.

To keep kids and their families as healthy and safe as possible, the groups are asking the community to purchase pre-assembled backpacks. If interested, people can contact any one of the partners stated above. Each youth will receive a gift card for back to school clothes shopping and each family will also receive a packet of information with local resources. Distribution will then be a curbside pick-up at InVenture North, 1320 Main St., Marinette, Aug. 13 at prescheduled pickup times.

People may purchase backpacks at https://svdp-dwsourceall.roonga.com/back2schoolbash. Over 375 children are already registered for this year. All backpacks will be pre-packed and shipped directly to our distribution site following CDC guidelines.

To sign up for assistance with back to school people may follow the information below that corresponds with ones preference. Applications accepted until July 31.

■ Applications are available at the Menominee County Department of Health and Human Services office, 2612 10th St., Menominee.

■ The Salvation Army, 80 West Russell St., Marinette, serves Menominee and Marinette County students. People may register over the phone at 715-735-7448.

■ St. Joseph Conference of SVdP, St. Joseph Society of SVdP serves students in Marinette and Peshtigo school district geographic areas. People may register over the phone at 715-923-9549.

To add resources to the backpack drive, people may contact Captain Rhegan Stansbury at 715-735-7448.