Lawyers Fighting Hunger

 

CLICK HERE for more information on the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact: Noble McIntyre
Contact Title: Special Projects Chair, Oklahoma Association for Justice
Email Address: noble@mcintyrelaw.com, Phone: 405.917.5250
 

LAWYERS CONTINUE TO GIVE BACK TO FAMILIES IN NEED; PLANS TO DONATE 20 TONS OF TURKEYS, 500 FOOD BOXES AND OVER 5000 ONSITE MEALS TO HUNGRY OKLAHOMANS THIS THANKSGIVING
 

Oklahoma City, OK, October 31, 2014 — Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in the nation in the number of people who are hungry. For the fifth year in a row, Lawyers Fighting Hunger (in conjunction with the Oklahoma Association for Justice) will distribute more than 4,000 turkeys and 500 Food Boxes to families before Thanksgiving through a partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Statewide, Lawyers Fighting Hunger has already raised more than $75,000 for the purpose of purchasing turkeys to give to families in Oklahoma City, Norman, El Reno and Tulsa who are struggling with hunger this holiday season. By Thanksgiving, the group will have distributed 20 Tons of turkeys, 500 food boxes and over 5000 onsite meals.

 

“Thanks to more than 100 different law firms throughout the state, in addition to contributions from local businesses and the Oklahoma City Fire Department Local 157, we successfully raised more than $75,000 to purchase turkeys and food boxes for Oklahomans across the state,” said Oklahoma City Attorney Noble McIntyre.  “Distribution sites will be Oklahoma City, Norman, El Reno, and Tulsa.  We will provide free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks to all that come to a distribution location where we will give away over 4,000 turkeys (20 Tons) and 500 food boxes.  We are thrilled to have this opportunity to again serve Oklahomans.”

 

Lawyers Fighting Hunger will distribute meals and turkeys at locations in Norman (Nov 13), Oklahoma City (Nov 14), El Reno (Nov 21) and Tulsa (Nov 22). As families stand in line for a turkey to take home for the holiday, they will be able to eat, be entertained and briefly escape the reality of hunger.

 “The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “These turkeys will provide a valuable source of protein that is often sacrificed when Oklahomans have to choose between paying rent and utilities or buying food.”

One in seven Oklahomans struggles with hunger each day. One group of attorneys cannot change this heartbreaking truth, but they are committed to giving families the two things that everyone should have during the holidays; food and hope.

 

Media on Food Bank of Oklahoma:


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 Food bank on KFOR-OKC (NBC) - Oklahoma City, OK
 11/11/2014 06:06:50
 NewsChannel 4 @ 6 AM (News)

 ... families in need. for the fifth year, "lawyers fighting hunger"  will partner with the regional food bank to distribute more  than 4-thousand turkeys ... and 500 food boxes to families  before the holiday. more than 100 different lawfirms have  raised more than 75-thousand dollars ... to feed people in  oklahoma city, norman, el reno and tulsa. ...

 

 

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 "Regional Food Bank" +oklahoma on KAUT (MyTV) -  Oklahoma City, OK
 11/11/2014 08:05:35
 Rise and Shine Oklahoma (News)

 ... seven oklahomans struggle with hunger each day. metro  lawyers, are giving back to families in need. for the fifth year,  "lawyers fighting hunger" will partner with the regional food  bank to distribute more than 5-thousand turkeys ... and 500  food boxes to families before the holiday. more than 100  different lawfirms have raised more than 75-thousand dollars  ... to feed people in oklahoma city, norman, el reno and tulsa.  the turkeys will be distributed ...

 

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 Regional Food Bank on KFOR-OKC (NBC) - Oklahoma  City, OK
 11/10/2014 16:43:39
 First News @ 4:30pm (News)

 ... metro lawyers, are giving back to families in need. for the  fifth year, "lawyers fighting hunger" will partner with the  regional food bank to distribute more than 4-thousand  turkeys ... and 500 food boxes to families before the holiday.  more than 100 different lawfirms have raised more than 75-  thousand dollars ... to feed people in oklahoma city, norman,  el reno and tulsa. the ...