As school opened at Hyannis West Elementary School, over 180 students at the K-3 school received backpacks full of school supplies thanks to the tremendous community support enjoyed by HyWest.
Over 80% of the students at Title 1 elementary school are on free or reduced lunch. Because of the school's demographics, 100% of the students receive free lunch and breakfast.
HyWest's annual "backpack day" was held on August 29th, the day before school opened. Kids received a backpack filled with necessary school supply items - all provided by HyWest's community partners.
Backpacks continue to be distributed as more school supply donations roll in.