County Job & Family Services distributing school supplies

Backpacks lined up during Back to School Fair last year in Bowling Green.


The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is now accepting applications for the K-12 Fitted for Success program for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is the third year for the program. 400 children who live in Wood County will be provided with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies and vouchers for the purchase of new shoes and socks.

Assistance is provided on a first come/first serve basis.  Proof of household income, Birth Certificates or other proof of citizenship and Social Security cards for all family members as well as verification of school enrollment for children must be provided.  Families must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify. For a family of 4, this is 4,180 or less in gross income per month. The income amount varies based on family size.

Applications should be received by July 31, 2018 but be accepted until 400 children are approved.  Backpacks and vouchers will be distributed to approved families in early August. Interested families may contact 419-352-7566 ext. 8492 to request an application to be sent by mail or with questions on eligibility.  Applications may also be picked up at Wood County DJFS at 1928 East Gypsy Lane Road Bowling Green, OH.