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November 16, 2013

Lawyers Fighting Hunger passing out turkeys

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Free food and drinks also will be available during the distribution.

“We give away hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks and kind of make it a festive occasion. Get the military and the fire department involved, they help us give out the turkeys so it’s kind of a big community event,” Bernstein said.

Turkeys are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:

· Oklahoma City: Nov. 20 at McIntyre Law Offices, 8601 S. Western Ave.

· Norman: Nov. 21 at Bernstein Law Office, 104 W. Gray St.

· El Reno: Nov. 22 at El Reno Fire Department, 2707 Faith Ave.

· Mustang: Nov. 25 at Mustang Fire Department, 465 West SH 152

Registration at Norman, Oklahoma City and Mustang will begin at 11 a.m. with distribution from noon until 2 p.m. Registration at El Reno begins at 9:30 a.m. and in Tulsa at 5:30 p.m. One turkey will be given away per family until all the turkeys are gone.

According to a press release from the Regional Food Bank, one in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day.

“The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “These turkeys will provide a valuable source of protein that is often sacrificed when Oklahomans have to choose between paying rent and utilities or buying food.”

For more information about Lawyers Fighting Hunger, visit www.layersagainsthunger.com. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, visit regionalfoodbank.org.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

 

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