Families started lining up around midnight the night before – the line forms earlier each year – in anticipation of health screenings, immunizations and backpacks filled with school supplies. This year, more than 2,000 backpacks with supplies were distributed.
The health fair is a community effort between SBFDC, Spring Branch ISD, the Memorial-Spring Branch Rotary Club, the city of Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital and a host of agencies and vendors on hand to make attendees aware of services available to them. Longtime corporate partner Walmart donated 2,000 backpacks filled with a dozen school supplies. New this year was preventative dentistry, brought in by the city of Houston.