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TorHoerman Law to host ‘socially distanced’ turkey giveaway

Staff members at TorHoerman Law will be in Alton partaking in the firm’s seventh annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Because of what the firm described as “incredible outreach and participation of local families and businesses,” the firm will be able to provide more than 600 turkeys to those in need of a Thanksgiving meal.

All THL employees will be practicing social distancing as well as wearing masks and gloves. The giveaway has been altered to a contactless drive-through experience to negate the spread of COVID-19. Participants are urged to wear a mask. Alton Police will be on the scene to direct traffic.

Those who are interested in receiving a turkey should plan to meet at the Alton Farmers Market, located at the intersection of Henry Street and Landmarks Boulevard at 10 a.m.

The annual turkey giveaway began in 2014 when THL learned that 12 percent of Madison County families have  difficulty obtaining consistent meals. The goal was to assist these food insecure homes and make sure that they are able to celebrate the holiday tradition with a delicious meal. Through the years, countless local businesses and families have worked together to turn the goal into a reality.

TorHoerman Law is grateful to be involved in a community that supports its neighbors in times of need, its foundation head says.

“Like everyone else, TorHoerman Law is adjusting to the new normal of 2020, but with the difficulties this year has brought, helping our community is more important than ever,” Tyler Schneider, THL attorney and president of the TorHoerman Law Employee Foundation, said.

The event has been increasingly successful in previous years. TorHoerman Law was determined to find a way to continue the giveaway despite less-than ideal circumstances.

“THL realizes the struggle people endure on a day-to-day basis.” Kristie Stephens, a THL employee and Alton resident, said. “This pandemic has created a greater hardship on the people of our community and THL is determined to do what we can to ease the stress.”

TorHoerman Law expressed thanks to the people and businesses who joined to sponsor the event, including: Source Juicery, Robert “Chick” Fritz INC., Metro by T-Mobile, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, and Madison County Urban League Inc. The event would not be possible without their cooperation and contributions, the firm said.

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