LITTLE HAVANA (CBS4) – Hundreds of people braved the chilly weather Tuesday night to be among the first to receive a voucher good for a free basket of food.

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL) will begin handing out the food vouchers Wednesday morning to the first 3,000 people beginning at 9 a.m. at their headquarters at 1401 West Flagler Street in Miami, but many showed up to camp out overnight to be sure they get the food needed to prepare Noche Buena dinner.

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The lucky recipients of the voucher will return to the CAMACOL to collect their dinner fixings in a few weeks.

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The grocery giveaway event began 25 years ago when the CAMACOL handed out holiday gift bags to help ten families. It certainly has grown over the years. The organization now provides 3,000 families with food bags, truckloads of food that donated by several companies.

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