The Salvation Army will distribute school supplies at a community party | Mason City and Northern Iowa

The Salvation Army of Mason City helps families in northern Iowa by distributing backpacks and school supplies during the Back to School Party on August 12 from 5-8 p.m.

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The block party will be held in the parking lot and inside the Mason City Community Health Center, located at 404 N. Federal Avenue. The block party will include a free lunch, games, activities, resources for families and back-to-school health care for children.

The meal is free and open to the public with service from 5 p.m.

This will be the 26th year the Salvation Army has distributed backpacks and supplies to those in need. Last year the Salvation Army was able to help 499 children start school with the items they needed.

The Salvation Army is still accepting donations of supplies and cash donations for the purchase of backpacks and school supplies. They can be mailed or brought to The Salvation Army at 747 Village Green Drive SW, Mason City.

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