Hundreds wait in line to receive holiday food basket vouchers from CAMACOL

First 3,000 people to receive vouchers for free meal baskets

MIAMI – Hundreds of people braved the chilly Little Havana air Wednesday morning, standing in line to collect their holiday food basket vouchers from CAMACOL.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce has been distributing food to needy families in Miami for 34 years.

The first 3,000 people in line receive vouchers to ensure they'll receive a free Latin-style holiday dinner.

They'll have to return Dec. 18 to collect their baskets.

Juanita Alvarez, who’s been coming to this event for 14 years, told Local 10 News she had been waiting in line since Monday. She said the free holiday help definitely goes a long way.

“I mean, if you’re going to stand in line since 5 o’clock in the morning for food, you really need the food,” Patty Arias, managing director of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, said.

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