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 2018-2019 school year was held on Aug 11, 2018 and almost 800 backpacks with school supplies were distributed. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child or donated school supplies to the program this year!

How Can I Help?

If you would like to sponsor a book bag, please contact us at and we will assign you a student.

You will receive an email with a child’s name, gender, school, grade, book bag color/character request. As school supply lists become available, they will be posted to this webpage. Note when filling the book bags, each school and grade tend to be different.

Each new book bag should have attached to it a temporary removable tag with the following information:

Child’s name

Please bring in filled and tagged book bags:
Date:     Saturday August 10
Time:     Between 9am and 11am
Place:    Warrenton Community Center, 430 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186

Where to donate

Donations are accepted at 24 Pelham St. Warrenton, VA 20188.

Donations are also accepted online.


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