School supply drive benefits Bay District Schools students

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Representatives from Publix and United Way presented two pallets of boxes filled with school supplies to Bay District Schools' Department of Homeless Education Tuesday morning.

The "Tools for Back-to-School" drive is an annual school supply fundraiser made possible by Publix, United Way of Northwest Florida, and the community supporting five Publix stores in the local area.

This year's fundraiser raised more than $4,000.

The supply drive benefits students in households which cannot afford school supplies.

"They are in need of everything. They need school supplies, they need uniforms, they need all sorts of resources. So this makes a tremendous impact, especially with this trailer-load of stuff this year. This is great," Kay Daniel, a guidance counselor and social worker from Bay District Schools' Homeless Education Project, said.

Daniel said the district is always accepting donations including uniforms.