FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- (Fort Wayne's NBC News) -The Fort Wayne Police Department and its Victims Assistant Unit will be handing out free backpacks and school supplies Friday night at Headwaters park.

It will be taking place from 6 -8 p.m. at the Rothschild Pavilion. 

One bag will be allowed for each child and kids must be accompanied by a parent. 

This is the first year for the event.

Officials have 300 backpacks to give out on a first-come-first serve basis and encourage everyone to get there early.