Oklahoma Lawyers Provide Thanksgiving Meals To Tulsans In Need

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 4:01 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Hundreds of needy Tulsans will get a good meal this Thanksgiving.

Oklahoma trial lawyers dropped off 250 boxes packed with all the holiday fixings Thursday.  The man behind the event said the idea just came to him.

"I was watching a news report about the unemployment rate. I'm not gonna go hungry and none of the lawyers I know are gonna go hungry, but there's a lot of people who are going to. And, I thought as a group we can do something," said Noble McIntyre, an attorney.

Each box feeds six people and includes a turkey, ham, dressing, vegetables, rolls and a pie.

McIntyre said the group dropped off about 500 boxes in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.  He estimated about 800 people in need showed up.

"I bet I was hugged 500 times yesterday, stood out in the cold, and it was worth every minute of it," McIntyre said.

Iron Gate, a non-profit organization, will help deliver the meals to families in need.