COLUMBUS, Ohio – Representative Edwards has announced that he will be organizing a backpack giveaway for the students of Meigs County local schools, as part of an effort to ensure that every child has an opportunity to get the school supplies they need.

“When I took office I promised to fight for Southeast Ohio, the area I grew up in, have lived in my whole life, and that I love. This is just one small way to give back to kids that deserve to start off the school year on the right foot,” Edwards said. “I am humbled to have the ability to give back, just as I’m humbled to continue fighting in Columbus for our area.”

“It takes the whole community working together to provide for our children,” Tony Deem, Superintendent of Southern Local School District said. “We are very thankful for Representative Edwards stepping up to help the children of southern Ohio.”

“I would like to thank Representative Jay Edwards for providing backpacks to the student of Meigs County,” Steve Ohlinger, Superintendent of Eastern Local School District said. “This is a great opportunity for families to begin getting their children ready for the new school year.”

“I think it’s an exciting opportunity for parents and kids get a new backpack with fresh school supplies to help everyone to start the new school year on the right foot and well prepared,” Meigs High School Principal Travis Abbot said.

The back to school giveaway will include backpacks, filled with supplies such as pencils, pens, and notepads. It will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meigs High School Cafeteria. Any student K-12 in Meigs County is welcome to attend, teachers and other school administrators are invited as well.