In an effort to extend the Antioch Police Department Family beyond the walls of the local police department, Antioch PD made this back-to-school season especially memorable for Antioch Unified School district students who are in the Foster Care system. The Antioch Police Department established a partnership with the Foster and Unhoused liaison with the Antioch School District in 2019 and has continued it since then.
What began as an idea to connect and support students who often are challenged with obtaining the necessary back-to-school supplies grew into a community event that provided over 300 backpacks in 2019. There are currently 365 unhoused and foster kids in the Antioch Unified School District and we are very proud to say that we have collected enough backpacks for all of these kids (some already filled) and school supplies for the district. In addition to that, we took the monetary donations and purchased uniforms in the sizes they need the most, socks, toiletries, hand sanitizers, tissue, and masks.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us in our backpack drive! We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!