IB Members Once Again Work to Feed the Hungry for the Holidays

1DSC01894bHunger is no laughing matter. IB members Noble McIntyre and David Bernstein take the matter seriously by annually working to help feed hungry Oklahomans each holiday season—and this year is no exception.

For the fifth-straight year, McIntyre and Bernstein have partnered with Lawyers Fighting Hunger, an organization of among over 100 Oklahoma law firms, the Oklahoma Association for Justice and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to raise more than $75,000—enough money to provide 5,000 turkeys and 500 food boxes, along with free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, to families in need this Thanksgiving.

As co-founders of Lawyers Fighting Hunger, McIntyre and Bernstein are devoted to helping feed hungry families. Over the past few months, they’ve worked with attorneys, professionals, doctors, businesses and individuals to help raise money and collect other Thanksgiving fixings for the event.

“For us, it’s about more than just handing out turkeys,” says McIntyre, senior partner and owner, McIntyre Law. “It’s about our community, and our community is its people. When we see people coming out for this event, knowing that they will be going home with food that will fill their stomachs and their hearts—well, that’s what it’s all about. Hunger is a big problem in Oklahoma; whatever we can do to take away even a small bit of that pain for families in need is worth every penny.”

This year’s event will be hosted in four different locations throughout Oklahoma—Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman and El Reno. The Regional Food Bank will once again assist in purchasing the turkeys and storing them in a truck with a freezer.

The turkey giveaway will be on a first-come, first-serve basis at these locations:

Norman, Nov. 13: Bernstein Law Office, 104 W. Gray St., 11 a.m.

Oklahoma City, Nov. 14: McIntyre Law Offices, 8601 S. Western Ave., 10 a.m.

El Reno, Nov. 21: El Reno Fire Department, 2707 Faith Ave., 11 a.m.

Tulsa, Nov. 22: The Vault, 620 S. Cincinnati, time TBA

This year’s event was also recognized by several Oklahoma news outlets. In fact, you can view news stories here – NBC.

If you’re interested in working with Lawyers Fighting Hunger or making a donation, or to learn more about the nonprofit, visit www.lawyersagainsthunger.com.

 

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