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Hundreds of Guilford County kids get backpacks

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hundreds of Guilford County kids got free backpacks Tuesday thanks to Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro.

The church partnered with the Greensboro Police Department and gave away 7,000 free backpacks over the weekend, but so many people showed up that they had to turn many families away empty handed.

Pastors at the church decided they would order 1,000 more backpacks to give to the people who missed out.