Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Donate to Feed 750 Families Thanksgiving Dinner
THANKSGIVING DISTRIBUTION SET TO FEED 750 TULSA FAMILIES
Lawyers Fighting Hunger will once again distribute Thanksgiving Turkeys and thanksgiving bags that will contain over 30 items on Saturday November 21, 2015 to 750 pre-screened families. The event will take place in the parking lot of Iron Gate Ministries located at 6th and Cincinnati.
Tulsa area attorneys and law firms primarily fund the event through donations. The Tulsa County Bar has also been a continued supporter of the annual event. There are many other groups who help make the annual distribution possible, not just attorneys. There are several area churches who have committed to doing food drives, contributed financially, and have committed to providing volunteers. Arnie’s Bar has again committed to provide 500 hotdogs and 500 hamburgers along with soda, bottled water, and the music. Iron Gate Ministries has helped screen the 750 families by partnering with other agencies such as disabled vet groups, women in recovery, DVIS, Emergency Infant Services, Youth Services, and many more.
Tulsa is hoping to again claim victory this year in the statewide competition with OKC and Norman. Each year the three cities compete for bragging rights on who can raise the highest amount of funds to feed the people in their respective cities. Last year OKC barely nudged out Tulsa. “While we are hoping to again claim bragging rights of beating OKC, Norman, El Reno, and Mustang. The fact is that regardless of who wins, over 4000 families will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this year across the state,” said Hugh M. Robert, of Sherwood, McCormick & Robert, the co-founder of Lawyers Fighting Hunger. Since the inception of the program, over 20,000 families have received a Thanksgiving or Easter meal as part of the Lawyers Fighting Hunger program statewide.
“We are able to do the volume we are in large part due to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s partnership with our organization. The Food Bank helps secure the lowest possible prices combined with their purchase power and negotiation skills which allows us to feed more families each year” Robert said.
“This will be our largest event to date and plan on again having face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts and much more for the entire family,” said Rachel Gusman, co-chair of the Tulsa event. The need in Tulsa continues to increase and with the cuts to the SNAP program, many of the working poor are finding it harder to provide the necessities, let alone a turkey and all the things that go with a Thanksgiving meal. This is even more true this year with the cost of turkey skyrocketing across North America.
Lawyers Fighting Hunger hopes to continue expanding the amount of families served and the number of times we are able to do this in the community but we can only do so with everyone’s support. We are still accepting tax deductible donations either online or by check.
We appreciate the support of attorneys and organizations to our mission of feeding the hungry. You can either pay online or mail checks made payable to Lawyers Against Hunger, Inc. and send to the attention of Hugh Robert at 15 W. 6th St., Ste. 2112, Tulsa, OK 74119. Lawyers Against Hunger, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization.
About Lawyers Fighting Hunger
Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger, increasing food security for those in need, and providing support grants to other 501(c)(3) organizations that help fight hunger in Oklahoma. LFH was established in 2011 to raise funds to feed the hungry population in Oklahoma and to provide grants to other nonprofit corporations that help fight hunger in Oklahoma. For more information on Lawyers Fighting Hunger, please call 918-850-0293 or visit www.lawyersfightinghunger.com
Hugh M. Robert