Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed on Jan. 9 while supplies last.
The event runs 10 a.m. to noon at Friends Recycling, Inc., 2350 N.W. 27th Ave.
The event is sponsored by the Marion County Children’s Alliance, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the City of Ocala in partnership with Marion County Public Schools.
Children must be in the car to receive backpack, and participants must remain in their cars. No walk ups allowed.