Fresno, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
Tina M. Barberi is dedicated to giving clients in Fresno and the surrounding areas the criminal defense representation they need. After earning her undergraduate degree at California State University, Fresno, Attorney Barberi went on to earn a law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Today, she stands up for the rights of her clients in court. As a defense attorney, Attorney Barberi cares about people and is committed to helping others – that’s why she is participating in the Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Food Drive in Fresno from now until November 18th. All donations brought to The Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC by November 18th will be taken to St. Anthony’s church on November 19th and 20th.
Food collected for the Thanksgiving Food Drive will be given to families in need throughout the Fresno area. The drive will accept all canned foods and other non-perishable food items, including boxed mashed potatoes, canned yams, canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, rolls, bread stuffing and other traditional thanksgiving foods. The drive is designed to help those in the Fresno community who are in need. Although the food drive is for Thanksgiving, the church also needs canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, bagged beans, bagged rice, cereals and tomato sauce. St. Anthony’s is grateful for any donations and thanks participants for their generosity in advance. Monetary donations will be accepted at the drive as well.
According to the United States Census Bureau, 248 million turkeys were expected to be raised across the nation in 2011. Unfortunately, some people in the U.S. are not able to afford traditional thanksgiving foods like turkey and cranberry sauce. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million people lived in poverty last year in America. The bureau states that the official poverty rate in 2011 was 15%. This rate did not indicate a significant difference from the previous year, but showed a decline in poverty rates for certain demographics such as Hispanics, males, noncitizens and people living in metropolitan areas. Additionally, poverty rates for individuals living in the South decreased.
St. Anthony’s Church hopes that the food drive will help people in the local community who cannot afford a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. To learn more about St. Anthony’s church and the Thanksgiving Food Drive, visit http://www.stanthonyfresno.org. With the help of the firm, the drive will give people in Fresno the opportunity help others and give back to the local community. Learn more about The Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC by visiting the firm website at http://www.FresnoDefenders.com. Donations can be brought to Attorney Barberi’s office at 7493 North Ingram Avenue, Suite 103 in Fresno, CA.