PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple University continued their homecoming tradition and broke a Guinness World Record.READ MORE: Devon Horse Show And Country Fair Canceled For 2nd Year Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
This year they made some area children very happy.READ MORE: 'It's Time For Baseball': Fairmount Sports Association Opens Little League Season In Another Sign Of Recovery From COVID
The school called the event “Pack It Up TU” and students worked together to pack 6,026 backpacks to break the world record for most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in an hour.
Temple is working with 20 organizations that will benefit from this event, including elementary and high schools.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices Drop In New Jersey, Around Nation As Gas Inventories Go Up
In 2016, Temple shattered the record of most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made in one hour with 49,100. The sandwiches were all donated to local food banks.