Local Law Firm’s Annual Donation Drive Provides More Than 355,000 Meals for Families in Need

Nov 17, 2018 News Articles – Press Release

Akron, OH, November 17, 2018  – Northeast Ohioans lined up hours before the Kisling, Nestico and Redick (“KNR”) annual Coats & Cans for Kids Turkey Giveaway even started yesterday. 1,000 families were given a free turkey in exchange for donating a non-perishable food item or gently used coat to help families in need.

In addition to the 1,000 turkeys KNR gave away, they collected more than 8,100 pounds of food to be donated to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to put food on the table of families this holiday season. Since the event started in 2013, KNR has provided more than 355,000 meals just in time for Thanksgiving. Through the years, thousands of coats have been collected and given to The Salvation Army and Volunteers of America to provide children with warm coats for the cold winter months.

“Rob and his dedicated team at KNR truly care about our community and have shown a steadfast commitment to hunger-relief efforts,” said Dan Flowers, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank president and CEO. “Not only do they give back directly to our neighbors struggling with hunger with the turkey giveaway, but they have volunteered in our warehouse preparing those turkeys. Their efforts continue to nourish families in Summit County facing food insecurity, and we appreciate their support.”

“The turnout continues to grow every year as this event has become a tradition for many families in our community. It’s also a favorite event for our staff as it always feels good to give back to our community and to help fight hunger, especially during the holiday season,” said Rob Nestico, managing partner at KNR. “The food insecurity rate in Summit County is more than 15 percent of the total population and we’re happy to help in any way to support the Foodbank’s efforts.”

Additionally, KNR volunteered in the foodbank’s distribution center last week packaging turkeys for needy families. Residents who would still like to donate to the Foodbank can visit akroncantonfoodbank.org for information on how they can help. For more information about KNR, visit knrlegal.com or call 1-800-HURT-NOW.