NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several people showed up to take advantage of the Free Health Fair at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
On Saturday, the church gave away more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for students getting ready to head back to school in the next few days.
On top of all the supplies, the church teamed up with several health partners that provided health screenings and various other services for the community.
There was also food and fun for all ages. The event was aimed at making the education process not only easier on the students and parents, but on the educators as well.
“We're trying to eliminate those social issues, tackle those things, so that the teachers can really teach, giving those kids the tools,” said Bishop Joseph Walker, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. “Give them the positive reinforcement both naturally and physically, spiritually rather, so they can really be successful.”
Thanks to the health fair, a lot of families who otherwise would've struggled to get all of their school supplies, had one less thing to worry about.