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Kensleigh Jasper, 10, and her mom, Nicole Jasper, look over school items given to her Clearfield’s Hill Field Elementary.

Kensleigh Jasper, 10, and her mother, Nicole Jasper, look over school items given to her at Hill Field Elementary School in Clearfield on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. Back-to-School Brigade! Operation Homefront hosted a drive-thru, giving 400 military backpacks with school supplies to students from families of soldiers wounded from 9/11, and ill or injured service members of any rank, active duty, guard or reserves.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Volunteers on Wednesday handed out 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to students from families of soldiers who suffered wounds stemming from 9/11, and ill or injured service members of any rank, active duty, guard or reserves.

The give-away at Hill Field Elementary School in Clearfield was part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade!

According to the Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit dedicated to building strong, stable and secure military families, more than 400,000 backpacks have been distributed to military children, saving military families nearly $50 million in school expenses.