It's back to school season, and that list of supplies for your kids can look pretty intimidating, especially for low–income families.
And the Salvation Army is trying to help out.
For years, it's been handing out school supplies and backpacks to families who need them.
Gordy Graham and his team from Northwestern Mutual are volunteering today.
He says the highlight has been seeing the reaction of the kids.
"The kids are very excited and they're thankful, and it's just been a really, it's a nice experience."
The Salvation Army in Mankato says it's planning on distributing 700 backpacks this year to preregistered families.