By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Volunteers were out early Saturday morning, working hard to get ready for a big food giveaway in Chicago’s Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

There were lots of free items for families to pick up, and there was more than just food.

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There were also diapers and other items for babies, as well as small household appliances.

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Lots of people showed up, waiting patiently in line.

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Black Men United, Christmas in the Wards, and the Chicago Football Classic sponsored the event in Metcalf Park near 42nd and State streets.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff