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Backpack giveaway set for Monday


Students can get backpacks, school supplies and a hot meal during a drive-thru back-to-school event Monday.

Balm in Gilead, in partnership with Cumberland County Schools and the Carolina Panthers, will distribute the items to students in need during an event Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., the school system said in a release.

The giveaway will be at Balm in Gilead, 3110 Doc Bennett Road.

Staff with Balm in Gilead and volunteers from the school system and other organizations will be at the site helping with the distribution.

The Carolina Panthers donated 5,000 bookbags with school supplies for Cumberland County Schools students, the release said.

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