DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Family YMCA gave out 1,500 bookbags filled with school supplies Saturday at their annual Backpack Attack.

“Backpack Attack is such a powerful way for us to support the immediate needs of our community,” said, Dominic Santomassimo, CEO for Decatur Family YMCA. “Back to school can be a stressful time for families with school age children; our hope is that these backpacks help to alleviate that stress and provide a great first day of school for all children in Decatur and Macon County.”

The ADM Cares Program with 14 volunteers aided in handing out pre-filled bookbags with supplies to students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade.