Downtown Rochester’s Annual Sidewalk Sale Weekend features family-friendly activities, Thursday to Saturday, July 13-15. (Photo by Brad Ziegler, courtesy of Rochester Downtown Development Authority)
• Gleaners Community Food Bank food distribution event is at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 9-11 a.m. July 12, while supplies last, for those in need. Drive-up and stay in the vehicle, or walk-up distribution, no need for proof of eligibility. For information, call 248-858-5495 or email OCmarket@oakgov.com.
• Volunteers of America Michigan’s Operation Backpack will host its 14th annual back-to-school fundraising drive to collect and distribute new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to children who live in low-income households. The community is encouraged to sign up to host a drive to collect school supplies and schedule a drop-off time between Aug. 7-11 in Southfield, www.voami.org/backpack. Other options…