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Holiday Turkey Giveaway (Monday, November 20, 2023)

As the calendar year comes to a close, HACR would like to thank our partner organizations and celebrate the success of our first annual Holiday Turkey Giveaway. This event was a great success!

Through this event, HACR was proud to be able to distribute holiday meal kits to 93 Housing Authority families. Each Housing Authority of the City of Richmond (HACR) family who attended the event was gifted a frozen holiday turkey weighing approximately 15 lbs., in addition to a combination of several shelf stable side dishes including green beans, yams, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. No HACR family was turned away, as there were enough kits for every HACR participant who attended.

We look forward to serving even more families next year! The Giveaway this year took place from 10 AM to 1 PM on Monday, November 20th, in the auditorium of the Reverend James M. Townsend Memorial Building. 

Each individual who received a holiday turkey meal kit did so after speaking with staff from HACR and Ivy Tech about the Family Self-Sufficiency program. Please click here for more information on how to become a FSS participant and please click here for information about interest/enrollment in spring 2024 courses at Ivy Tech.

When this event is offered in 2024 with continued support from our partners, HACR hopes to make it open not only to HACR residents but also to the general public. If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor of this event or other HACR events like it in the future, Please do not hesitate to reach out! Give us a call at 765.966.2687 or email Keon.

Please enjoy the photos below taken the day of the event.

A Facebook Post from a resident thanking everyone who contributed to this project.Participants waiting in line to speak with Ivy Tech and HACR staff and then receive their meal kits.A resident working with Ivy Tech staff to submit interest forms for Spring 2024 coursesHACR staff and a resident who is receiving a meal kit.

HACR would like to thank all of our generous funders, listed below, for their support.

  • Needler's Fresh Market
  • Ivy Tech Community College Reid Health Community Benefit
  • Reid Health Community Benefit
  • Mount Olive Baptist Church
  • Meridian Health Services
  • U-Haul
  • Volunteers of America
  • Meijer
  • Richmond Oak Park Pentecostals
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church
  • Wal-Mart