If you think about it long enough, there’s enough material for a good lawyer joke in the accompanying news item. A group made up mostly of trial lawyers will hand out 1,700 turkeys in Norman and Oklahoma City Friday.

But helping families fight hunger this time of year is no joke. Lawyers Against Hunger, a statewide group co-founded by Norman attorney David Bernstein, will hand out the free birds at noon Friday at 104 W. Gray Street.

Mr. Bernstein helped raise more than $58,000 for the turkey giveaway planned for Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Turkeys will be distributed one per family on a first-come, first-served basis. Local fire department and military personnel will be on hand.

Lawyers are often the butt of many a joke punch line. But this time, they’re the ones delivering the smiles.

One in seven Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day. They are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet.

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