Hanover Township to distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes

Hanover Township will distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes to families beginning Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Ave., in Hanover Park. Registration is required at the Community Center.

Meal boxes will also be distributed on Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20 to Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last. Residents must provide a valid ID and food pantry card, or utility bill to register. Only one meal box will be distributed per household.

Last year 689 Thanksgiving meal boxes were distributed to Township families.

Each meal box contains a 12-14 pound frozen turkey, canned fruits and vegetables, gravy mix, potatoes, stuffing mix, coffee and dessert.

Thanksgiving meal box sponsors include St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Streamwood, Knights of Columbus Mary's Millennium Council #12801, the Streamwood Woman's Club, and the Kiwanis Club of Streamwood.

For information on meal box registration, please call the Hanover Township Department of Human Services at (630) 540-9085 or visit the community center.

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