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Morgan Drexen brings Thanksgiving to the underprivileged

Local business donates food to charities this holiday season

By Kylie MalstromPublished: December 05, 2011 12:10 PM

Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems, a Costa Mesa-based provider of legal support services to attorneys, this holiday season provided a different kind of support to the community. The firm donated food to several charities over Thanksgiving week in order to help feed the growing number of underprivileged families in Orange County.

With high unemployment and rising poverty rates, individual consumers are not the only ones who have suffered. Charitable organizations throughout Orange County have seen a dramatic decrease in donations. At a time when 22,000 Orange County children are considered homeless based on statistics provided by the HOPE organization, it is especially troubling that corporate donations are on the decline.

Morgan Drexen has stepped into that breach this holiday season with donations of frozen turkeys to Orange County charities like Irvine’s Families Forward.

“We started small and each year we see more an more families needing our help,” said Families Forward’s Megan Markel. “The food pantry and Thanksgiving donations are just one of the many services we provide and we rely heavily on corporate donations. Lets hope it continues for many years.”

“It was an eye opener for sure, touring the Families Forward facility and admiring the hard work put in by each of the volunteers,” said Morgan Drexen founder and CEO, Walter Ledda. “At Morgan Drexen we provide support services to attorneys who are assisting consumers with high levels of debt so it felt good to know that Morgan Drexen was helping further on the most basic of levels by providing food for the local community.”


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