Mayor's Back 2 School Fest

The Start of a New School Year Brings Excitement!


August 14, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or until supplies last
Event Location: NRG Park Yellow Lot

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston-area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. The 2020-2021 school year was filled with many unknowns and much uncertainty. While we are returning to a new normal, Houston area families continue to try and find steady ground. There is still a critical need for assistance with basic school supplies, food, and personal protection equipment for students. Once again, the Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell is prepared to help fill in these gaps.

Last year’s event was a drive-through distribution in coordination with the Houston Food Bank. This format allowed us to follow CDC guidelines, while still distributing 25,000 backpacks filled with supplies, as well as food boxes to help sustain these families. In order to accommodate the growing number of students who need assistance and to continue to follow safety protocols, this year’s event will once again be a drive-through distribution, at NRG Park Yellow Lot. In addition to providing 25,000 filled backpacks, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to provide food to the families of these students, free of charge. Additionally, face masks will be distributed to ensure as safe a return to school as possible.

Harris County Public Health will also be onsite to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 12+. For additional vaccination opportunities please visit vacstrac.hctx.net.