CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of volunteers spent part of their Christmas Day making sure Chicago seniors are cared for and properly fed.

The charity Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly organized a homemade meal giveaway.

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Christmas morning about 200 volunteers picked up bags of food from their West Loop headquarters for delivery.

The nonprofit helps aging Chicago residents who don’t have family or other support.

Because of COVID-19, this year volunteers knocked on doors and dropped off the meals.

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Volunteers also added things to celebrate the day, including sparkling cider, poinsettas and hand-written cards to help remind seniors that they are not alone.

In a similar scene at the Salvation Army’s Freedom Center in Humboldt Park, volunteers packed up meals to deliver to people in need.

In all, they planned to hand out about 2,500 meals.

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The Salvation Army said many people were already struggling, and the pandemic has only made it tougher.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff