Driscoll Health Plan reschedules back-to-school event

VICTORIA – A back-to-school event Saturday sponsored by Driscoll Heath Plan has been rescheduled because of Tropical Storm Hanna.

Driscoll Health Plan’s Back 2 School event will be held Saturday, August 15, 9-11 a.m., at the Victoria College parking lot (2200 E. Red River St.).

Five hundred free backpacks and school supplies will be given away at the event. Children ages 5-18 are eligible to receive the items on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

In order to adhere to social distancing practices, it will be a drive-through event, where families will not need to exit their vehicle.

This event is open to the public. All attendees must be in a vehicle, and children must be present to receive a backpack.

The backpacks and school supplies are donated by local organizations, including Driscoll Health Plan, AHEC, Victoria College, HEB, and University of Houston-Victoria.

For more information, contact Miguel Lopez, Driscoll Health Plan Community Outreach Representative, at miguel.lopez@dchstx.org or at 361-694-4201.