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Melton and partners to host 5th Annual Turkey Giveaway Tuesday, Nov. 21st at RailCats Stadium

Nov 20, 2023

GARY, IN (NOVEMBER 20, 2023) – This Thanksgiving, mayor-elect Eddie Melton has teamed up  with a church, an urban farm, a healthcare provider, and a community organization to help families  in need. As a result, Melton’s 5th Annual Turkey Giveaway will take place on Tuesday, November  21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at RailCats Stadium in Gary, Ind. 

In partnership with Faith Farms CDC, Geminus, NorthShore Health Centers and Progressive  Community Church, Melton is inviting families in need to the stadium to receive turkeys, hams, fresh  produce and sides — staples for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

“This is the time of year for us all to reflect on our many blessings and be intentional in blessing  others in need,” said Melton. “It’s an honor to partner with Faith Farms, Geminus, NorthShore and  Progressive Community Church on this annual event to give back to our community.”  

Freida Graves, Director of Faith Farms CDC, has helped plan and organize logistics for the events  with an emphasis on engaging and supporting local grocers and food growers.  

“We sincerely appreciate mayor-elect Melton for entrusting Faith CDC and Progressive to partner  with him on this wonderful blessing,” said Freida Graves, Director of Faith Farms CDC. “Know that  it will be done in a spirit of excellence and Proverbs 11:25. The generous will prosper; those who  refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” 

This is the fifth year Melton has delivered holiday cheer to the residents of Gary. He plans to  continue this tradition as mayor.  

For more information about this event, please contact Ami Reese at (312) 783-2239 or ami@