Fort Worth, TX /Submit Press Release 123 / Volunteers from the law firm will be helping the food bank provide food to families in need on April 29th.
Volunteers from the Fort Worth Personal Injury Firm, Eberstein Witherite, LLP law firm will be assisting the North Texas Food Bank with its effort to provide families in need with access to meals on April 29th. The firm is extending its support as part of a continued commitment to give back to the Texas communities it serves.
Poverty in Texas Communities
Texas is one state with a relatively high percentage of people living in poverty compared to other states. The United States Census Bureau has stated that 17.6% of the state’s population lived below the poverty level, according to data analyzed from 2009-2013. The national average for that same time frame was 15.4%. Census data also states that in Fort Worth 19.3% of persons live below the poverty level.
Food insecurity is one outcome of poverty for many families in the state. The issue is stated to impact households with children at higher rates. According to data from the North Texas Food Bank, in 2012, an estimated 49 million Americans lived in households categorized as food insecure, or lacking access to food and proper nutrition.
Fort Worth personal injury attorney Kris Heald of the Eberstein Witherite firm says of the matter, “Hunger has long been a critical issue in North Texas and as a community we have a responsibility to do what it takes to help reduce the numbers of children and families that go hungry due to multiple problems that lead to poverty. Many parents work hard at jobs that they don’t earn enough at to cover the nutritional needs of their family month to month, and sometimes really need the extra help.”
North Texas Food Bank Giving
The North Texas Food Bank is a social benefit organization that distributes foods that have been donated, purchased, and prepared via a network of approximately 1,000 feeding programs and more than 250 partner agencies in multiple counties in the area. The NTFB was founded in 1982 by a group of individuals whose goal was to address the widespread issue of hunger in North Texas. The organization is a certified member of Feeding America’s Food Bank Network, which is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the U.S.
Eberstein Witherite representatives will work from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the designated day of volunteering to help the food bank with “Our Community Pantry.” More information about volunteer opportunities available at the North Texas Food Bank can be found by visiting the NTSB website online.
About Eberstein Witherite, LLP
Eberstein Witherite, LLP is a Texas based personal injury law firm that represents clients in negligence claims. With offices in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston, the firm’s attorneys specialize in a range of Texas motor vehicle accident injury case types. In addition to providing legal advocacy for clients in the state, the firm has maintained a strong commitment to helping with causes that work for the betterment of communities like Fort Worth, where a significant percentage of the firm’s client base resides. This includes initiatives that help deal with various social issues like eradicating hunger in the community.
For more information about Fort Worth Personal Injury Firm Eberstein Witherite, LLP or other community initiatives supported by the firm visit http://fortworth.1800-car-wreck.com/.
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