Students can get free backpacks with school supplies at drive-thru event in Pomona Saturday

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 Though Los Angeles County’s students will likely start the school year online, many will still need school supplies.

The L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California are holding a back-to-school drive-thru event outside a Pomona community resource center Saturday, providing hundreds of free backpacks filled with school supplies to anyone who shows up.

The event is taking place 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the resource center on 696 W. Holt Avenue in Pomona. Bags will be provided on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Several other drive-thru events are planned for the Southern California region.

Megan Telles reports from Pomona for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 25, 2020.

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