Residents are invited to drop off donated school supplies Wednesday to benefit children in need in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, according to a school system news release.

Wednesday’s school supply event is the school system’s fourth Stuff the Bus with School Supplies.

The event started at 6 a.m. but residents can drop off supplies at the Office Depot on College Drive next to the Walmart until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of Volunteers in Public Schools, schools, student organizations, businesses and public school bus drivers will help load buses with donated items like pencils, binders, pens, paper towels, backpacks, erasers, scissors, and more. Donations then will be divided up among all the public elementary, middle and high schools for use by students in need starting at the beginning of the school year.

The first day of school is August 10.