FFUN hands out hundreds of backpacks in back-to-school event

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The rain couldn’t stop one Memphis organization from holding its annual school supply giveaway Saturday.

This was Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives‘ 17th Stop the Killing back-to-school giveaway.

Hundreds of families stopped by to pick up backpacks, school supplies, and even something to eat.

Stevie Moore, the organization’s founder, said this year came with a lot of extra challenges but he was still determined to help.

“The rain tried to disappoint, it started raining, I put up tents,” Moore said. ‘Some of the bags got wet, I wiped them off. But I’m not going to give up, because I think there’s so much need.”

Organizers say the pandemic has created an even bigger need this year since many parents are out of a job.

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