Parents and children braved the 90-degree weather for free backpacks, school supplies, uniforms and food. COVID-19 vaccines were also provided. Organizers said the event was meant to aid a hurting community.
Alabama renters who are financially struggling are in jeopardy of being evicted, as the federal eviction moratorium will expire this weekend. Many people are turning to the state and county for relief through renter’s assistance programs, but not everyone has received funds yet.
Families who get benefits through the Women, Infants, and Children Program, or WIC, could start seeing a self-checkout option at their authorized WIC store, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced.