Book Bag & School Supplies Program

Help give children of struggling Fauquier families a great first day of school

Fauquier FISH has provided book bags of school supplies to children in need for over 20 consecutive years now through the Book Bag School Supply (BBSS) program. Fauquier FISH, along with other residents, churches, and businesses sponsor and pack book bags of school supplies that are handed out each summer. Each year, the program grows. While this program is not food-focused, it does align with our desire to service children in our community, recognizing that having adequate school supplies allows children to start out the school year on a positive note.

Our distribution for the 2022-2023 school year was held on Aug 6, 2022 and 960 backpacks with school supplies were distributed. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child or donated school supplies to the program last year!

Our application and waitlist deadlines have passed. All applicants who applied on or before 8/7/2023, should have received an email with pickup information. If you did not receive an email, please contact us at

If you did not signup before the deadlines and are still in need of school supplies, please contact us at

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023

Waitlist Deadline: August 7, 2023

Pick Up Date: Saturday August 12, 2023
Pick Up Location: Fauquier FISH – 680 Industrial Road Warrenton, VA 20186

All students have been sponsored!

Filled bookbags can be dropped off at Fauquier FISH (680A Industrial Rd Warrenton, VA) during the following dates & times:

  • Tuesday August 8, 2023 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday August 9, 2023 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday August 10, 2023 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday August 11, 2023 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bookbags should be tagged with the following information:

Child’s name 

Download and print a copy of the tag here.


Please contact with any questions.