PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pennsylvania State Rep. Ed Gainey hosted a back-to-school giveaway for students on Saturday.READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
The event was for children in grades K through 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Destiny International Ministry on Lemington Avenue.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
“The back-to-school giveaway is an event I look forward to every year,” Gainey said. “A new school year provides students an opportunity to take on new challenges, and I enjoy playing a role in helping them grow. Our students truly are our future, and we must do everything we can to help them reach their greatest potential.”MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
Each student in attendance got a backpack and supplies for the school year as well as information on state programs for kids, safety information, music and food.