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Where students can get free supplies in Gainesville, Hall County for 2019-20 school year
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School starts back at Hall County and Gainesville schools on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and families who need backpacks and school supplies for their children have a variety of options.

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What: 300 book bags, plus school supplies, are free to attendees. Papa John's is providing free pizza, and representatives from Senor Fiesta Mexican restaurant and Farmers Insurance will have freebies as well.  

When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Where: 1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 500, Gainesville

Dorca’s Place, The Edge Church and Break Every Chain Outreach

What: Free school supplies, food, haircuts, live music and a bouncy house

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: 4115 Price Road, Gainesville

Back to School Clothes Day

What: Caring Hands Ministries offers clothing and school supplies; attendees should bring a bag and also may bring donations

When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: 6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

LAMP Ministries Back to School Blessing

What: Free school supplies and food available for students and families. Supplies are limited so child must be present to receive giveaways. 

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3

Where: 794 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville