JLT Members Support Operation Backpack Giving School Supplies, Food Boxes To Over 100

TUSCALOOSA, AL. — Dozens of cars crammed in the Krispy Kreme parking lot Saturday morning as a collaborative effort by several Tuscaloosa groups offered free backpacks filled with school supplies and boxes of food to local students ahead of the start of the fall semester. Operation Backpack, an initiative by the YMCA of Tuscaloosa and the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama, gave out 102 backpacks during its first group effort, providing needed assistance to many during one of the biggest economic downturns on record. Click here to read more.