LONGVIEW – The Junior League of Longview is helping kids with their annual School Supply Train Backpack Giveaway.

Volunteers spent the day packing 2,500 backpacks with folders, notebooks, crayons, pencils and other school supplies.

Each backpack is packed based on the supplies needed for the child’s grade level. The event starts at 8AM on August 5th, at First Baptist Church in Longview.

Parents do not have to bring their children but must show proof of having a child.

Event chair, Stephanie Tate, says these backpacks are first come, first serve, so plan to get there early. They expect people to line up well before eight that morning.