School supply distribution events at two South Austin locations Aug. 8

Two events will be held in South Austin on Aug. 8 to distribute school supplies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Two events will be held in South Austin on Aug. 8 to distribute school supplies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Two events will be held in South Austin on Aug. 8 to distribute school supplies. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Free back-to-school supplies, medical masks and hand sanitizer will be distributed Aug. 8 at two South Austin schools to help families prepare for the coming school year.

The items will be placed in the trunk of vehicles that pull up to the schools, and walk-up groups will also be served, according to a news release by Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza’s office.


According to the release, the distribution events will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until all items have been distributed or until 11 a.m. at the following locations.

  • Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square Drive, Austin

  • Akins Early College High School, 10701 S. First St., Austin


The event is being hosted by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as by Garza, Council Member Ann Kitchen and local Constables George Morales and Stacy Suits. Local businesses and organizations have also sponsored the event, which was organized to support the South Austin Latino community, according to the release. All residents are welcome to participate.

“This school year families are having to deal with enormous challenges,” Garza said in the release. “As we all get ready for the new school year, it is still incredibly important for families to be taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID[-19], so I really hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity and come out to get some masks and other supplies on Saturday morning.”