Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is the event open to the public?

A. Due to a limited number of school supplies, only PRE-REGISTERED students (K-6) who reside in the Greater New Orleans area are eligible to participate.
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Q. Is there a cost to attend?

A. Although the NOLA Back 2 School Fest backpack and school supply distribution is FREE thanks to the generosity of Shell, only families who pre-register will have receive backpacks due to limited supplies.

Q. When is the actual event?

A. The NOLA Back 2 School Fest backpack and school supply distribution will take place the morning of Saturday, July 29 at Xavier University of Louisiana. To obtain parking information and be allowed into the event, you must register!

Q. Do the children need to be present?

A. They do not, but please bring your registration confirmation and a picture ID to expedite the distribution of backpacks and school supplies.

Q. Can I bring other children that need school supplies to the event?

A. You can; however, only those children who were pre-registered will receive school supplies.

Q. What do I need to bring to the event?

A. At the Fest, you must present:

  • Your event confirmation (a printed copy or electronic version on your mobile device).
  • A form of identification for the adult accompanying the child/children at time of check-in.

Q. What if it rains?

A. The distribution of backpacks and supplies will continue as scheduled in the event of rain unless conditions are unsafe.

Q. What happens if you run out of school supplies?

A. Because we are pre-registering students, our event guarantees a backpack filled with school supplies to every pre-registered child. We want to thank our presenting sponsor Shell and all of the sponsors who generously supported the NOLA Back 2 School Fest!