More than 400 attended the Back-to-School/Stay-in-School event last Saturday at the King-Kennedy Memorial Center where sponsors gave away 268 backpacks filled with school supplies.
Free lunches and dental screenings were also offered to school-aged children.
Another backpack giveaway is set for this morning at the Modesto Gospel Mission.
Up to 2,000 backpacks were filled with school supplies for needy kids in grades 1-12. The backpacks and supplies are donated by individuals and churches or by the mission.