More than 1,300 students in Destin, Walton County, Crestview, and Panama City Beach received school supplies from the Backpack 2 School Outreach program Aug. 5 at Destiny Worship Center.

Each student received school supplies specific to their school and grade, a new pair of shoes, and a haircut if they wanted it.

Pastor Steve Vaggalis began the program in 2002, and it has continued to grow each year. It is teamwork, including donors, volunteers and staff, that puts smiles on the children’s faces.

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40)