West Las Vegas Public Schools recently received 80 backpacks full of food and school supplies.
The backpacks, provided through the federal McKinney-Vento program, are to meet the needs of homeless students.
Statewide, it is estimated that more than 8,000 homeless students will be served by the public schools this year.
Debbie Garcia Tripp, the McKinney-Vento community liaison for the West Las Vegas schools, said the area has a homeless problem, and it does affect youth.
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