ALTON — TorHoerman Law will give away 250 turkeys to needy Madison County families at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Salvation Army of Alton, 525 N. Alby St.
Turkeys will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The law firm has joined forces with charitable business friends and lawyers in other cities in an effort to fight hunger during the holidays. While this is the first year for the firm to give away turkeys in Madison County, there are plans to increase their efforts in the future, if necessary.
According to a 2012 study, more than 33,000 children live in a “food insecure” home in Madison County.
“It is alarming and unacceptable that 12 percent of Madison County families will have difficulty putting food on their table every day,” Tor Hoerman said.
“Thanksgiving is a special holiday, as it is about sharing a meal and memories with friends and family — its sole purpose is to take the time to be thankful. For me, Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday. I personally look forward to spending time with my family every year. This year I am additionally thankful that THL is doing our part to give those in need the opportunity to share a similar turkey dinner with their families.”
Hoerman said THL can’t end hunger through a single meal.
“But bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our community and maybe helping with a family memory — or better yet, 250 family memories — is a good place to start. I am proud of my attorneys and staff for taking this initiative and I look forward to November 18th and many more opportunities to get involved locally.”
TorHoerman Law is teaming up with the Salvation Army of Alton, the local food bank and Lawyers Fighting Hunger to make this turkey giveaway possible. THL would also like to give special thanks to their charitable partners — Brook-Hollow Financial, CliftonLarsonAllen, Golkow Technologies Inc., BTC Digital Web and Eudora Global, whose charitable contributions will make the turkey giveaway possible.
To help with the turkey giveaway this year or in the future, call (618) 656-4400 or email email@example.com.