Sieda Community Action and additional groups in the counties we serve will be holding a variety of back-to-school resource events. For your county and the event(s) that might be a helpful source of school supplies please look at the table below. There are many wonderful and generous groups in the counties we serve that are doing what they can to help needy families in our communities.

Sieda this year has partnered with many school supply distributions events and fairs in several of our counties, including Appanoose and Wapello. Sieda will be holding its own school supply pickup at our  Jefferson County Sieda Resource Center. Please pick up an application. 

At many of the distributions, Sieda will help provide school supplies and/or backpacks for students. Hope to see you there!

Below are the dates, details, and linked flyers, forms, or applications for the distributions throughout our counties:


School Supply Event Information

Appanoose CountyAppanoose County Back to School Resource Night
Tuesday, August 130th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Exhibit building, Appanoose County Fairgrounds, 703 W. Franklin St., Centerville
Apply Online (click here) or at the Sieda Resource Center, 111 North Main, Centerville for free school supplies until July 31.
This event will be in-person with a drive-through/pick-up option.
More Information or to apply online
Davis CountyDavis County Back To School Resource Fair
Tuesday, August 3rd – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Davis County Fairgrounds in the small animal building
Registration closed in May.
Drive-thru-style event for supplies for Davis County Kids K-6th grade!
More Information
Jefferson County2021 Sieda School Supply Distribution
Friday, August 6th – 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Location: Sieda Jefferson County Resource Center at 2200 W. Jefferson Ave., Fairfield
To pick up an application at the center or print from link Jefferson School Supply Application. Do not return them till that day.
If you have questions: 641-472-6140  More Information
Mahaska CountyBack-To-School Fair 2021 – United Way of Mahaska County
Wednesday, August 4 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Drive through only at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. Northside of North I St.
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 23. You must register for backpacks and supplies. Registration Form: Back-to-School Fair Registration
More Information
Van Buren CountySafe & Healthy Kids Fair
Tuesday, July 27th – 5:00-7:00 pm
Roberts Memorial Center, Keosauqua
No application necessary – All Van Buren County Kids PK-12th grade.
Free school supply voucher, backpack, books, snacks, and more.
More Information
Wapello CountyBack 2 School Health & Family Festival
Saturday, August 7th   –   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Evans Middle School at 812 Chester Ave., Ottumwa. Red roof entrance.
Backpack, school supplies, free dental and health screenings, registration assistance, and vaccinations
More Information