CHICAGO (CBS)– A free hot meal is a gift many can use right now.
Cars lined us a a non-profit called The Community Meal served free meals in the northwest suburbs. There was a busy assembly line at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Barrington as nearly 250 people were fed.READ MORE: Chicago Bears Reportedly Expected To Sign Chiefs Exec Ryan Poles As New GM
It was the fourth drive-thru meal for the organization. Their last meal fed 175 people.READ MORE: Who Is Jim Williams? CBS 2 Anchor Spent Formative Years In West Chatham
“It’s a meal that’s open to everybody, it’s more than a meal, it’s belonging, especially now,” The Community Meal Founder Mary Sander said.
They also have a drive-thru tent, where people could pick out puzzles, games and canned foods.They hope to expand to do drive thru’s at other churches in the area.MORE NEWS: 'Same General Family': The New Omicron Sub-Variant Not Ringing Alarms In Chicago Just Yet
All of the items are donated. If you’d like to help or find out the next free meal, check out The Community Meal on Facebook.