Tulsa students get new backpacks ahead of school year

TULSA, Okla. — With the school year approaching for Tulsa students, La Cosecha/The Harvest teamed up with Joy in the Cause and other organizations to hand out more than 1,000 backpacks to students and their families.

The event took place at Iglesia Hispana Victory Thursday.

“We serve low income families, and we hope to alleviate some of the burden they have,” said CEO of La Cosecha Rita Gallardo. “It’s really difficult during this time especially after Covid to provide for their families, so we hope to help provide food and backpacks.”

Gallardo said they usually serve around 1,500 families who on average have four children.