Stuff a Humvee Event In Suffield to help families in need for back to school

SUFFIELD -- Summer is winding down, which means it is almost time to go back to school. Back to school is a time that can be stressful for families who struggle financially.

So, to give back to the community, State Representative, Tami Zawistowski (R-61), along with Suffield Emergency Aid, the Suffield Police Department and Highland Park Market, are all coming together and hosting a “Stuff a Humvee” event to collect needed items for students returning to school.

The Stuff a Humvee event will take place on August 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Highland Park Market located at 68 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT.

Items needed include: juice boxes, lunch box snack food- crackers, granola bars, chips, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, shelf-stable milk, cereal, mayonnaise, laundry detergent, household cleaners.

People are also encouraged to donate things like: backpacks, mechanical pencils, pencil pouches, highlighters, rulers, ear buds, glue sticks, colored pencils, sticky notes, dry erase markers, 1” and 2” 3'' ring binders, and loose leaf lined paper.

For more information on the event, click here.