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Organizations come together for turkey giveaway across 9 locations in Chicago

CHICAGO — With lower than every week earlier than Thanksgiving, one of many largest turkey giveaways in Chicago arrived Sunday across 9 completely different locations, giving again to the neighborhood.

Bill Crane was amongst many on the Vault Gallerie location in Pilsen, with a number of different organizations serving to put together the efforts.

What began as a small turkey giveaway the Sunday earlier than Thanksgiving at West 87th Street and South Vincennes Avenue again in 2013 has grown exponentially, however so has the necessity.

Bill Crane, from Crane’s World TV, stated the rise of inflation has additionally affected the price of shopping for a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. According to Crane, the value of the birds was round $7 once they began the occasion. Since then, they’ve spiked as much as $30 per turkey.

“Times are tough. [It’s] a cold day out here and there are over 1000 families getting blessed,” Crane stated.

Volunteers not solely gave their time and turkeys in the chilly, however recent produce as effectively.

“You’ll see people hug, cry, I mean the emotion and elation that they’ll have food on their table for the holidays so they can sit around the table and tell some tale with their family with warm food in their belly it’s just a beautiful thing,” Crane stated.

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