The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is helping students get ready for the school year.
On Saturday, the sheriff’s office hosted a back-to-school bash with games, music and prizes for the kids as they give away free school supplies.
A couple hundred families waited in line to pick up the backpacks filled with supplies at Saturday’s event.
With inflation driving up the cost of school supplies, some parents told Channel 9 that this giveaway was a big help.
Stacey Morelin waited with her three children to pick up the school supplies. While the event didn’t cover all the supplies they need, Morelin said it’s a start.
Morelin added that she is dreading the price tag of back-to-school shopping, as inflation has now hit a four-decade high.
“You got to get binders. You got to get crayons. You got to get pencils,” said Stacey Morelein, a mother of three. “Even crayons they went up almost a dollar for a 24-pack of Crayola crayons. And I’m just like, I know, it’s gonna be an expensive shopping trip. I know. It’s got to be done.”