Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013
Staff members at the Newport Beach personal injury law firm of Bisnar | Chase joined hands with family members and friends as well as Second Harvest Food Bank to donate 1,000 free turkeys to Orange County families in need.
The turkeys were distributed to 500 families with 2,129 individuals served at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange. At Vineyard Church in Anaheim, turkeys were distributed to 338 families with 1,801 individuals served. The remaining turkeys were used for a Thanksgiving dinner at Vineyard Church for those in need.
Bisnar | Chase's staff members have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank during Thanksgiving to donate turkeys for the last three years. In 2011, the firm started the tradition by donating 750 turkeys. Last year that number grew to 1,000.
"We are fortunate to be able to share Thanksgiving with our families and friends, but there are thousands in Orange County who struggle financially and go hungry on a daily basis," said John Bisnar, Managing Partner of the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm and regular food bank volunteer. "We are continuing our commitment to share the celebration of Thanksgiving by serving those who might not otherwise be able to have a feast of their own."
The firm's food contributions come not only from staff members, their families and friends, but also from the law firm's business associates and referral sources. "When we started this program three years ago, we made a decision to use referral fees and money that was spent on holiday gifts to feed the needy. The 1,000 turkeys we've donated this year come from many other businesses and clients who support us year-round."
According to the Second Harvest Food Bank, there are nearly 400,000 people who struggle with hunger in Orange County and one in five children are in risk of hunger each month. At least 21 percent of Orange County's children don't know where their next meal is coming from. Also, according to the OC Health Care Agency, 15.2 percent of seniors experienced food insecurity.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
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 go directly to hunger-relief programs. To learn more, please visit http://www.feedoc.org.
About Bisnar | Chase
The Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm, based in Newport Beach, Calif. represents 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 http://www.bestattorney.com/giving-spotlight.html.
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