VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Department of Job and Family Services announces the expansion of ‘Pack to School’ through twelth grade. “Pack to School” provides a backpack containing many (not all) of the required school supplies for eligible children who will be in grades K-12 during the 2014-2015 school year. The deadline to apply for the program is July 11th. Income eligible families currently receiving public assistance through Van Wert CDJFS should receive an application in the mail on or before June 23.

Application forms are available for other families wanting to participate in the program. They must meet eligibility criteria, including residing in Van Wert County and earning less than the income guideline.


2 - $2622

3 - $3299

4 - $3975

5 - $4652

6 - $5329

7 - $6005

8 - $6682

Parents of eligible children who have applied by the July 11th deadline will get a letter in the mail by Aug. 9 providing information about when and where to pick up their child’s backpack and supplies. Applications and additional information are available at the CDJFS front desk at 114 East Main Street, Van Wert or by calling (419) 238-5430 X 0 to request information by mail.