BELLEVILLE – With Thanksgiving around the corner, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is joining Meridian Health and state Sen. Christopher Belt, D-Swansea, for a free turkey and ham giveaway this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Downtown Belleville YMCA, located at 200 S. Illinois St.

Rep. Jay Hoffman“The holiday season is always an exciting time, and we want families to have access to a nice turkey or ham for Thanksgiving dinner,” Hoffman said. “Thanksgiving gatherings provide some of the most memorable moments for people, and we’re happy to help play a small part in it for local families this year.”

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Attendees are encouraged to arrive early before supplies run out. There will be 125 turkeys and 125 hams available for residents courtesy of Meridian Health. For more information, please contact

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Who: State Rep. Jay Hoffman, state Sen. Christopher Belt, Meridian Health

What: Holiday Turkey and Ham Giveaway

When: Tuesday, Nov. 21; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Until supplies run out)

Where: Downtown YMCA, 200 S. Illinois St., Belleville

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