Local non-profit gives away free holiday hams

East Peoria families were treated to a free ham while supplies lasted
Local non-profit makes sure families have a Thanksgiving meal, without worrying about the cost.
Local non-profit makes sure families have a Thanksgiving meal, without worrying about the cost.(25 News)
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 7:05 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A local non-profit is making sure local families have Thanksgiving meals, without having to worry about the cost.

‘Enough Stuff’ in East Peoria was offered hams from a local business to give away. Close to one hundred hams were given out, about half of which were on a first come first serve basis.

The organization has a free thrift store, from which they invited their regulars to sign up for their ham ahead of time. Enough Stuff Board Treasurer Savannah Kutkat says they’re happy about the turnout for the first year of their giveaway, but already, Enough Stuff is looking ahead. “It was kind of put together at the last minute. Next year we’re going to do much better and have an even better turnout.”

Local parent Chrissy Chown stopped by to get her family’s Thanksgiving ham and says she’s thankful for resources like this in the community. “Times are tough right now, so it helped a lot because you don’t have too much extra with the inflation and everything, and it’s helped our family a lot.”

Enough Stuff has information on how you can donate this holiday season on their website