House of Bread Deliverance Church, 500 S. Main St., will give away school supplies and lunches in a drive-thru set up Saturday, July 25, from 1-3 p.m. or until all bags are handed out, according to a news release.


The fifth annual “No More Shackles Youth Explosion” will provide back-to-school bags for children 5-18 years old. The child must be present in the vehicle to receive a bag. No one will be given extra bags for children who aren’t present.


Due to COVID-19, the event won’t include activities as previous years and the church will observe social distancing guidelines. Everyone must stay in their vehicles while the volunteer staff load the school bags into the vehicles, according to the release.


House of Bread is seeking the support of the city and the aid of the police department to assist with traffic flow. The route to the church includes traffic coming in from South Main and from Fifth Avenue, proceeding down Fifth and turning left into the 3-stall driveway (a former bank drive-thru) near the church.


Current customers will only need to roll down the passenger window and present the name of the children in the vehicle. The number of bags with school supplies and lunches given will be according to how many children are in the vehicle.


Details: Marshell White or Saint Mary Harris, House of Bread apostle, at 870-872-2196, or visit houseofbread0894@sbcglobal.net.