(PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and
Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP in Orange County, California are donating food to the area’s hungry on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Spanish United Pentecostal Church located at 211 N. Waverly in Orange. The food donation begins at 1:00 PM.
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, visit http://www.feedoc.org.
Poverty, Hunger Plagues Many Local Families
A study by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) found that nearly one in five Americans struggled with a ‘food hardship’ last year. Food hardship was measured as those people who responded affirmatively to the question, “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?”
In 2011, FRAC’s analysis for the nation as a whole shows that 18.6 percent of respondents reported food hardship last year, the highest rate since 2008.
John Bisnar, founder of Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP, says this is the seventh time his firm has teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, a cause he says is critical in tough economic times.
“There’s no reason whatsoever why people in this country, why people right here in our community, should ever go hungry,” said Bisnar. “It’s our mission to help those less fortunate while educating local businesses how far even the smallest contribution can go in feeding dozens or even hundreds of families. Knowing people don’t have to go to bed hungry is the reason why we do this -- bottom line.”
Individuals who would like to distribute food at Saturday’s event are asked to email Danielle Olson of Bisnar | Chase at dolson(at)bisnarchase(dot)com. Businesses who would like to sponsor food giveaways are asked to visit the Second Harvest Food Bank website at http://www.FeedOC.org to learn how to donate funds, food and/or time.
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 its philanthropic work, visit http://www.bestattorney.com/giving-spotlight.html.