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Thousands attend annual Back to School Rally

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It was a huge turnout for Bishop Marvin Sapp's 18th annual Back to School Rally.

Sapp hosted the event at Kingdom Square on Burton Avenue on Saturday. He is the President of Ellington Academy in Grand Rapids.

Thousands were in attendance. The event provided free backpacks and school supplies, as well as free food, games and rides for the kids.

Organizers say it is one way to help give back to the community. "A bunch of individuals in this community have come together for the purpose of making sure and ensuring that our young people are equipped and blessed," said Bishop Sapp of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church.

Saturday's rally was open to students from all over Grand Rapids.