Back-to-school event offers food, clothing for families in need

Hortencia Quiroz lays out some bed linen for guests to choose from during the Back to School event on Thursday in Calipatria. Quiroz, a Victorville resident, decided to volunteer for the event after hearing about the event from her friend Martha Mata. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALIPATRIA — Calipatria Unified School District and the Calipatria-Niland Family Resource Center helped celebrate the new school year by offering help to students and their families in the form of free food and clothing.

For some students, it was also, quite literally, a chance to come “back” to school for the first time in a while.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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