Group gives out back-to-school supplies

A Brooklyn organization eased the burden of buying some back-to-school supplies by holding a giveaway event for families in need.



Families lined up and down Utrecht Avenue for the event, hoping to receive free backpacks, notebooks, pencils and crayons so their kids can start the school year right.



The event was hosted by Reaching Out Community Services, which provides food assistance and social services to thousands of Brooklyn families.



This year, 500 families who are part of the group's food pantry program were given the school supplies.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."