The Bridge Ministries will be handing out free backpacks full of school supplies on Wednesday, August 21 at the Manhattan Farmer's Market.

The Bridge Ministries have a location in Belgrade, Manhattan, and Gallatin Gateway.

This year marks the fourth year that The Bridge Ministries have provided assistance to families in need throughout the Gallatin Valley by providing backpacks and school supplies to children in the area.

Each backpack contains the following:

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Folders
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Earbuds

So far this year, The Bridge Ministries have handed out nearly 600 free backpacks. At the Manhattan Potato Festival on Saturday, 200 backpacks were given out.

The remaining backpacks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday at the Manhattan Farmer's Market between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to make it to Manhattan for the Farmer's Market on Wednesday, please call The Bridge Ministries for information on getting a free backpack for your child. Call 406-388-2004 for more information.