The event, hosted by PepsiCo and partners Increase the Peace and La Casa Norte, will run from 10 a.m. to noon. at PepsiCo Manufacturing Facility, 650 West 51st St. Credit: Google Maps

BACK OF THE YARDS — Community groups and PepsiCo are partnering to give away meals and other items to families in need Saturday in Back of the Yards.

Pepsi, Increase the Peace and La Casa Norte will pass out meals and winter items to hundreds of nearby residents 10 a.m.-noon at PepsiCo Manufacturing Facility, 650 W. 51st St.

The corporation and community groups will give away hundreds of care packages, each containing six meals from PepsiCo’s Food for Good Program and Quaker Chewy Bars. The groups will also give out winter hats, gloves, scarves and hand warmers for a family of four.

The event is no-contact distribution and will adhere to strict coronavirus guidelines and safety regulations with social distancing.

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