Huss Project Hosts Annual Three Rivers Area Faith Community Back to School Celebration

The Huss Project will host the annual Three Rivers Area Faith Community (TRAFC) Back to School Celebration on August 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Huss Project Farmer’s Market and Second Saturdays Art Market. Any school-aged child accompanied by a guardian can receive a free backpack with school supplies. Funding for this year’s backpacks and supplies was provided by TRAFC, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, *culture is not optional, and Century 21.

TRAFC is a collection of churches and faith-based organizations working together to address injustice in the Three Rivers community. They host the Back to School Celebration at the end of summer and a celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January. 

The Huss Project is a community development project of *culture is not optional, a nonprofit based in Three Rivers. Located in the historic Huss School building at the intersection of 8th and Broadway, the Huss Project features an urban farm, educational programs in partnership with Three Rivers Area Mentoring and Geri’s Resource Center, a weekly Farmer’s Market, a summer lunch program in partnership with Three Rivers School District, a monthly fresh food distribution in partnership with South Michigan Food Bank, a weekly free vegetable distribution during the growing season in partnership with local farms, a special event rental space, and much more. The Huss Project seeks to grow our community’s capacity for imagination and friendship through food, art, and play.

For more information about the Huss Project and TRAFC, please visit and


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