Share Our Selves handed out about 4,000 new backpacks stuffed with binders, notebooks, paper, pencils and more Saturday during its annual back-to-school distribution.
For about four hours, families visited the BESST Center in Costa Mesa to collect their backpacks and supplies. They also could visit with other community service providers and resources.
The event, in its 23rd year, provides scholastic items to needy children and families in Orange County.
Share Our Selves provides health, wellness and social services at centers countywide.