Greater Mankato Area United Way and Bremer Bank in Mankato are partnering to provide 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to Mankato Area Public Schools elementary students.

Bremer’s Shane Van Engen says this will help set the students up for success as they begin a new school year. He hopes when they open the backpack, it will feel like Christmas morning to them.

The backpacks will go to all 10 elementary schools in Mankato.