LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Families getting ready for school will have an opportunity for supplies this Sunday.
The Little Rock Police Department has organized a backpack drive-through at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds this Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Children must be present in order to receive a bag.
The event is for students in the first through the 11th grade.
Figures from the National Retail Federation show 2023 is expected to reach new levels in back-to-school spending, reaching $41.5 billion nationwide. The previous all-time high was in 2021 when consumers spent $37.1 billion preparing for the school year.
The federation stated that families spend on average $890 on back-to-school items, with that number rising to $1,367 for families with college-bound students.