Rebecca Riesen, the lead organizer, delivered 45 Backpacks of Love to the staff of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre Monday.
Indigenous people make up 40 per cent of the homeless in North Bay according to the group.
"These backpacks were very much appreciated," says Riesen.
Group has 300 backpacks total so far, surpassing their goal of 200.
The Compassionate Committee for the Homeless in North Bay has been filling the backpacks after carrying out another collection drive of necessary items Saturday at the New Apostolic Church.
Rebecca Riesen, the lead coordinator of the Backpacks of Love program, says thanks to Sport Chek, Freshco along with help from many private citizens, the group has gathered nearly 300 backpacks.