Jesse White to give 17,000 hams, turkeys to senior citizens, families in need

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of senior citizens and families in need in Chicago will eat well this holiday season.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will distribute 17,000 donated hams and turkeys on Wednesday.

This marks White's 52nd year coordinating the food drive, which provides for families on the city's Near North, Near West and Near South sides.

The hams and turkeys were unloaded from delivery trucks early Wednesday and will be distributed later in the morning.