The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter held its annual backpack giveaway on Tuesday.
Families walked through rows upon rows of backpacks spread out across the gym at Ledge Street Elementary School.
“I’ll take the princess one,” said one girl, who was with her father.
The more than 2,300 backpacks are filled with school supplies, donated by local organizations and businesses.
This is the 21st year the soup kitchen has run the program, and as organizer Carol Weeks says, there’s no shortage of need for assistance among families in the city.