SAN JOSE (KCBS) — Parents from low-income families lined up in San Jose Friday morning to register their kids for a free backpack giveaway.
This year almost 3,000 will be given away. Many parents like Bessie camped out overnight.READ MORE: Volunteers Spread Out Across Bay Area for Annual Coastal Cleanup
“It means a lot. This isn’t their school clothes that I still have to buy. So, the backpacks help out a lot. I have a high schooler. I still have to get her clothes too,” she said.READ MORE: San Francisco Celebrates Rise of Lowrider Community With Car Show and Cruise
The line stretched out around the building at Sacred Heart Community Service on 1381 S. First Street.