The Victory Outreach Southwest Bakersfield Church passed out 200 school backpacks on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The free event had face painting, activities, a photo booth, food and music for everyone to enjoy and come together as one community.
Natasha Patricio has been attending the church since 2007 and says the unconditional support she receives from her church has made her forever grateful to her community.
One of her three daughters was in need of a backpack and tonight she was able to get one.
“For me it helps out as a single mom/working mom that even in my own church or elsewhere that there is help and that we can count on the community and local churches to give back," said Patricio.