Hanover Township to distribute holiday meal boxes

Hanover Township will distribute holiday meal boxes beginning Thursday, Dec. 14 through Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Astor Avenue Community Center, 7431 Astor Ave., Hanover Park. Meal boxes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Meal boxes will not be distributed Saturday, Dec. 16.

"Due to cost, a recent job loss or for whatever reason, the large, holiday meal is not a reality for many families in our community," said Brian McGuire, Hanover Township supervisor. "Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors and the Hanover Township Foundation, we are able to provide families in need with a meal this holiday season."

Last December, 514 meal boxes were distributed.

Residents are asked to pre-register by visiting the community center and presenting a valid ID or utility bill to be eligible to receive a meal box. Only one meal box per household.

Each meal box contains a frozen turkey or ham, canned fruits and vegetables, coffee, dessert, gravy mix, potatoes and stuffing mix.

This year's holiday meal box sponsors include St. John the Evangelist in Streamwood, the Bartlett Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus Mary's Millennium Council #12801, the Bartlett Lions Club, and the Streamwood Women's Club.

To make a donation for the meal box distribution or for more information, please call Hanover Township Human Services at (630) 540-9085.

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