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Huge Block Party Will Feature Free Groceries, Job Fair, Backpack Giveaway And More

The Saturday-Sunday event, called the Chicago Block Party, is being held in University Village.

The Chicago Block Party runs Saturday-Sunday.
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CHICAGO — Free groceries, backpacks, food and more will be available at this weekend’s Chicago Block Party.

The huge, multi-day block party in University Village will include food, live music, giveaways and more. There will also be events like a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for people aged 13-21, a matinee movie and a job fair with interview training for adults.

Groceries will be given away to 500 families, 500 kids will get a backpack filled with school supplies and there will be a free clothing boutique. Those who come on Saturday will also be able to get free hot dogs, chips and drinks, and Sunday’s event will have free doughnuts and coffee.

The party is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Life Changers International Church, 1337 W. 15th St. The block party is free and people of all ages are welcome.