10/23/2018- More than 300 area students were better prepared for the start of the new school year thanks to community donations and the local St. Vincent de Paul. Backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to families in need from July through September. In addition, families were also given gift cards to purchase new clothes and shoes for their children. In total, 311 kids in 132 families in the Marinette and Peshtigo School Districts benefited from the annual St. Vincent de Paul school supply drive.