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.

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It was the fourth drive-thru meal for the organization. Their last meal fed 175 people. 

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“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.

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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.