The United Family, along with school districts in the Lubbock area, have announced a school supply drive for local students in need.

The school supply drive will be held from July 17 through July 28.

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According to a press release from The United Family, school districts that will benefit from the drive include Lubbock ISD, Lubbock-Cooper, Frenship, Roosevelt and Slaton.

"New school supplies often contribute to the excitement of the start of a school year; however, for many families on the South Plains purchasing school supplies puts additional stress on their already tight family budget," said Nancy Sharp, communications and community engagement manager for The United Family"

The School Supply Drive Kick-Off Event will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the United Supermarkets located at 12815 Indiana Ave.

Guests at United Supermarkets, Market Street or Amigos stores are encouraged to drop new school supplies in the barrels located near store entrances. Cash donations will also be accepted during checkout.