Hanover Township will distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes to qualifying families beginning Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Ave. in Hanover Park.

Meal boxes also will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 20 to Wednesday, Nov. 22, while supplies last.

Residents need a valid ID and food pantry card or utility bill to receive a meal box.

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

Last year 369 meal boxes were distributed.

For more information, call the Department of Welfare Services at (630) 540-9085.