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IMPD, Allison Transmission hosting Wednesday backpack giveaway

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Families of Indy-area students who need a backpack and school supplies before heading back to the classroom are invited to a backpack giveaway on Wednesday.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers and workers from Allison Transmission will hand out backpacks filled with school supplies to students in grades K – 8 outside the Kroger at 2630 W. Michigan St.

Backpacks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until 3 p.m., or until supplies run out.

A child must be present to receive a backpack, IMPD says.