By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

On Friday, August 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., St. HOPE invites Sacramento students and families to a free Community BBQ and Backpack Giveaway. This celebration is a great way to kick off the new school year and make sure students across the Sacramento region have a backpack and the school supplies they need to succeed in school. In addition to giving away backpacks and school supplies, there will be a delicious BBQ, fun activities, games, and prizes for the whole community to enjoy.

Free admission, but registration is recommended at this eventbrite link  

The BBQ and Backpack Giveaway is at McClatchy Park, 3500 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817.

St. HOPE recognizes the importance of building community and ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in school. The BBQ and Backpack Giveaway is a FREE event for families and students in the Sacramento region. Backpacks and school supplies are available on a first come first served basis until supplies last.

 St. HOPE is a family of nonprofits that functions as a community development corporation with a focus on revitalizing the Oak Park community through high quality public education and economic development. In addition to investing in the local community, St. HOPE  runs three public charter schools in Oak Park: PS7 Elementary, PS7 Middle School, and Sacramento Charter High School.

Contact Adrianne Hall,, 916-207-8700 for any questions.