Noble McIntyre on November 11, 2014
Hunger continues to plague one in seven Oklahomans and yet again, McIntyre Law, P.C. is stepping up to help. The McIntyre Law Fifth Annual Day of Kindness will take place over the next few weeks at various locations in Oklahoma City, Norman, El Reno and Tulsa.
For the fifth year running, McIntyre Law has partnered with Lawyers Fighting Hunger, an organization of among over 100 Oklahoma law firms, the Oklahoma Association for Justice and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to raise over $75,000 — enough money to provide 5,000 turkeys and 500 food boxes, along with free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, to families in need this Thanksgiving.
The turkey giveaway will be on a first-come, first-served basis at these locations:
The event is about more than simply handing a family a turkey to take home for the holiday; as families come to the Day of Kindness, they will be able to eat, enjoy entertainment and feel part of the community.
Oklahoma City attorney Noble McIntyre says that, “This is about fighting hunger, but it’s also about building community. We understand that a Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t solve a problem that is happening all year long for these people, but we want them to know that they are not forgotten – that we care and we want to help. Offering these turkeys is our way of sharing holiday warmth and joy with these families as if they were our own.”
One of last year’s turkey recipients is already planning to attend this year’s event. “These attorneys have no idea what this means to me and my family. It’s the holiday gift that we want – and need – more than anything else. Thanks to them, we feel like a real family on Thanksgiving… one that laughs, enjoys a homemade turkey with all the fixins’ and watches football together. Because of our situation, we don’t get to have the ‘typical’ holiday experience too often. But, because of McIntyre Law’s Day of Kindness, for just one day, we’re brimming over with holiday cheer. It gets us through the rough patches all year long,” she says.
“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.”
All of this would not be possible without the generous donations of Oklahoma attorneys and organizations that participate. If you would like to donate to the mission of feeding the hungry, visit Lawyers Fighting Hunger or send your check payable to Lawyers Fighting Hunger, Inc. to 15 W. 6th St., Ste. 2112, Tulsa, OK 74119, attention Hugh Robert.