The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will be distributing 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies Saturday at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
The free backpacks will be given out while supplies last. The event’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Copper Ballroom.
The sheriff’s department said doors will open at 10 a.m. and there will be no lining up inside the TCC before the doors open. People arriving early for the Badges and Backpacks back-to-school event will have to wait outside.
One backpack per child will be distributed. The child does not have to live in Tucson to receive the backpack.