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Local law firm to host food donation drive

The event, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, will be held this weekend in Orange

by Griffin RogersPublished: July 05, 2012 03:30 PM

Bisnar Chase, a personal injury law firm based in Newport Beach, will be partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to distribute food to Orange County residents in need at the Spanish United Pentecostal Church in Orange on July 7.

The event marks the seventh time Bisnar Chase has partnered with Second Harvest, said John Bisnar, founder of Bisnar Chase. Providing aid and helping feed the hungry is critical in tough economic times, he says.

“There’s no reason whatsoever why people in this country, why people right here in our community, should ever go hungry,” Bisnar said. “It’s our mission to help those less fortunate while educating local businesses how far even the smallest contribution can go in feeding dozens or even hundreds of families. Knowing people don’t have to go to bed hungry is the reason why we do this -- bottom line.”

A study conducted by the Food Research and Action Center found that nearly one in five Americans struggled with hunger in 2011. Furthermore, the organization's analysis found that 18.6 percent of respondents reported "food hardships," the highest rate in the country in the past four years.

Since its inception in 1983, Second Harvest has become the largest private hunger relief organization in O.C. and has distributed more than 272 million pounds of surplus foods. Each month the organization feeds about 240,000 people.


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