Kankakee, IL — Mayor Christopher W. Curtis will once again provide turkeys or ham with other Thanksgiving related sides to members of the community. This event, sponsored by local businesses and the Mayor, will provide free Thanksgiving dinners to residents on a first-registered, first-served basis. The giveaway will take place on Saturday, November 19 in the parking lot of the Municipal building between 10:00am-12:00pm.
"For the second year, we take part in this tradition of giving away Thanksgiving meals to families in the City of Kankakee," said Mayor Curtis. "Last year, we gave away meals to 179 families, and this year, when the cost of living is increasing and economic conditions are becoming more difficult, we have to provide more to the community. I would like to thank the support of local sponsors Geoffrey, Johns & Associates, Walmart, Berkot's Super Foods, Jewel Osco, as well as David Guzman in the Mayor's office, for their contribution, generosity and commitment to the City of Kankakee and for making this possible. This will be an exciting day and we look forward to growing each year."
The Mayor's office is registering residents by phone at 815-933-0500; however, residents can also sign up by visiting https://citykankakee-il.gov/turkeygiveaway
Rain or shine, the Mayor and volunteers will be outdoors distributing food so that families have what they need to make the holidays special.
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The City of Kankakee is dedicated to protecting, building, and nurturing the community while enhancing lives. We are a historic, vibrant, and active riverfront community. We continue to transform into an extraordinary place to dream, grow, and thrive. Embracing our diversity, we strive to be progressive, inclusive, and innovative. For more information on the City of Kankakee, please visit the website at www.citykankakee-il.gov