On Sunday, Aug. 21, 155 backpacks were filled with essential school supplies by volunteers at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol. These backpacks and school supplies are provided by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. This is the 12th year for this project. The backpacks are filled with items according to grade level so that each child gets the beginning tools they need for school. They will be given to Meals For The Needy and Our Piece Of the Pie for distribution. Meals For the Needy, a ministry of Zion Lutheran Church, will be giving out 150 backpacks on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to preregistered clients at their office located at 27 Judd St.