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OKLAHOMA CITY -- One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every single day.

For the third year a group of 100 Oklahoma law firms has raised $78,000 to give away 5,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families.

The turkey give-away began about 11 a.m. Thursday at the McIntyre Law Firm near SW 86th and Western.

Thousands of families lined-up and waited hours for a free turkey.

Attorney Noble McIntyre spear-headed the project.

"Of all the lawyers I know, none of us is going to miss a meal; none of us. There's a lot of hunger. There's a lot of hunger in Oklahoma. We have a duty to give back." said McIntyre.

McIntyre partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the co-founder of Lawyers Against Hunger, David Bernstein.

"It's an awesome feeling. I find the more you give the more you get back. It's just an awesome feeling." said Bernstein.

Here's a full list of the turkey give-aways sponsored by Lawyers Against Hunger:

  • November 14th Oklahoma City McIntyre Law Offices 8601 S. Western Ave.
  • November 14th El Reno El Reno Fire Dept 2707 Faith Ave.
  • November 15th Norman Bernstein Law Office 104 W. Gray Street
  • November 16th Tulsa Iron Gate Ministries 501 S. Cincinnati

Oklahoma is among the top five states in the nation for the number of families who go hungry.