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'Good for the Neighborhood' event brings free school supplies to kids in need

Posted: 10:33 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 22:33:50-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Independent Health Foundation's Good for the Neighborhood events are helping local kids get ready for back to school.

The cost of school supplies is one of the biggest challenges families face when their kids head back to school. Good for the Neighborhood aims to address this and other challenges in under-served communities.

Children who attend an event will each receive a bag of school supplies (while supplies last) and will also learn more about starting healthy habits. All attendees will get free health screenings, fresh market fruits and vegetables and an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts. There will be fun and games for kids to enjoy before heading back to school.

Good for the Neighborhoods are free to attend. They are held in community centers, schools and businesses throughout Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Akron and Lackawanna. The Independent Health Foundation aims to help these under-served communities by helping people sustain healthy lifestyle changes.

The next event is Wednesday, August 21 and runs from 5 to 6:30pm. It is held at the Westminster Community Charter School in Buffalo.

You can find out more on the program right now at