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Bisnar Chase and Second Harvest partner on Thanksgiving donations

The two groups are collecting 1,000 turkeys and more to help families in need

by Jason WheelerPublished: October 29, 2012 09:45 AM

In 2010, FeedingAmerica.org reported 48.8 million Americans without an adequate source of food. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has made it a goal to reduce that number. As a result, the Second Harvest Food Bank and Newport Beach-based Bisnar-Chase have teamed up to donate holiday foods over the holiday season. In an effort to wipe out hunger in Southern California, they will give away 1,000 turkeys and other Thanksgiving foods.

Bisnar-Chase staff will donate turkeys to those in need at Connected Blessings in Anaheim on Monday, Nov. 12 between 12:15 and 3 p.m. They will also be at St. Norberts in Orange on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the same times. They will hand out free turkeys, vegetables, bread and other foods.

“Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with a feast of food, but many people in our area struggle financially and simply don’t have enough to eat,” said John Bisnar, managing partner of the Bisnar-Chase’s L.A. branch. “We’re committed to sharing in the celebration for the Thanksgiving season by including those who might not have otherwise have a feast of their own.

Bisnar-Chase also worked with the Second Harvest Food Bank last year, donating more than 750 turkeys. All food contributions are made up of donations from business associates and referrals to the law firm.

“A couple of years ago, we chose to earmark referral fees and money that was spent on holiday gifts and invest those resources into feeding the less fortunate,” Bisnar said. “As a result, the 1,000 turkeys we’re donating this year come from hundreds of other businesses and clients who support us throughout the year.”

Sine 1983, The Second Harvest Food Bank has donated more than 272 million pounds of food and donated 94.6 cents of every dollar donated to hunger-relief programs.

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