12th Ward Preps Thanksgiving Turkey, Food Giveaway for Community

Published October 30, 2018

The 12th Ward office will again this year conduct a raffle to give away nearly 1,000 turkeys and bags of food to help 12th Ward residents celebrate Thanksgiving. Open to occupants of the 12th Ward who present proof of residency, the raffle has an entry deadline of Friday, November 9, with winners notified and food pickup available on Wednesday, November 14.

"When we donate for our residents, we provide more than a meal," said 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas. "We provide stability, encouragement and relief."

Residents can sign up to participate by calling the 12th Ward at (773) 523-8250 or by visiting the 12th Ward service office at 3746 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

"As the holiday season approaches I always feel that we can celebrate as a community," Cardenas said. "The American dream isn't always easy to come by, but with a little help from a friend we all make some dreams come true."

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