One Thousand Free Turkeys, Food Items to be Donated in November to Area’s Needy; Orange County Attorneys Team up with Local Food Bank to Wipe Out Hunger

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Bisnar Chase and Second Harvest Food Bank plan to give away 1,000 turkeys and other food items this Thanksgiving season to help wipe out hunger in Orange County.

John Bisnar

John Bisnar, Managing Partner

It's extremely difficult to enjoy Thanksgiving when your family doesn't have enough to eat.

Second Harvest Food Bank and Bisnar | Chase California Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP (http://www.BestAttorney.com) today announced they’re teaming up to give away 1,000 turkeys and other Thanksgiving food items this holiday season, to help wipe out hunger in Southern California.

Members of the Bisnar | Chase staff, along with their families and friends, will be on hand Monday, November 12, 2012 from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM to donate hundreds of turkeys to the area’s needy. The event will be held at Connected Blessings located at 166 Donna Court in Anaheim.

The second event, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2012, will be held at St. Norberts, located at 300 E. Taft Avenue in Orange from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM. Bisnar | Chase will be on hand once again to donate free turkeys, vegetables, bread and other Thanksgiving food items.

“Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with a feast of food, but many people in our area struggle financially and simply don’t have enough to eat,” said John Bisnar, managing partner of the Bisnar | Chase Law Firm and regular food bank volunteer. “We’re committed to sharing in the celebration of the Thanksgiving season by including those who might not otherwise have a feast of their own.”

Last year, Bisnar | Chase distributed more than 750 free turkeys to the area’s hungry and has worked closely with Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County to sponsor nearly a dozen food giveaways in all.

According to Bisnar, the firm’s free food contributions are, in part, made up of contributions from the law firm’s business associates and referral sources.

“A couple of years ago, we chose to earmark referral fees and money that was spent on holiday gifts and invest those resources into feeding the less fortunate,” said Bisnar. “As a result, the 1,000 turkeys we’re donating this year come from hundreds of other businesses and clients who support us throughout the year. This gift is simply an extension of the close relationships we’ve built with our clients, our business associates and our colleagues.”

Hunger is an epidemic that affects people from all demographics. There are an estimated 615,000 individuals who struggle with hunger in Orange County and of these people, 77% do not qualify for government food assistance programs and rely on food banks for meals.

According to FeedingAmerica.org, 48.8 million Americans lived in "food insecure" homes in 2010. Of those, 32.6 million were adults and 16.2 million were children. Statistics for the same year show households with children reporting a much higher rate of "food insecurity" than those without (20.2 percent compared to 11.7 percent).

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a member of Feeding America, is the largest private hunger relief organization in the county, partnering with more than 470 charitable organizations to feed an average of 240,000 people each month. Since 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has distributed more than 272 million pounds of safe and nutritious surplus food. For every dollar that is donated, 94.6 cents goes directly to hunger-relief programs. To learn more, please visit http://www.feedoc.org.

If you or someone you know is in need, visit the Second Harvest Find Emergency Food web page to locate food donation centers near your Orange County neighborhood, such as Connected Blessings in Anaheim and St. Norberts in Orange.

About Bisnar | Chase

Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP of Orange County, California represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to a traffic accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging personal injury and defective product cases, involving car accidents, work related injuries, dog attacks and defective products. For more information about the firm and the charitable causes it supports, visit Bisnar Chase Community Outreach.

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