A veterans group plans to host a free Christmas toy giveaway and lunch for those affected by superstorm Sandy this Sunday.
AMVETS Post 76 is hosting its first "Christmas With Santa" event Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 44 Main St., Bay Shore.
The event, which organizers said is open to any needy families, will feature Santa Claus, who will be handing out donated toys to children. A lunch of baked ziti and chicken fingers will also be served.
"There's so many people that have been displaced after Sandy, we're just trying to reach out to the community and veterans," said John Massaro, the post commander.