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Families Facing Food Insecurity Receive Over 27,000 Meals From Employees at CDF Labor Law

IRVINE, Calif. -- The stories are endless of jobs suddenly gone forever and families struggling to get by. As cities across the nation continue to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, employees at CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) got busy partnering with food banks and programs aimed to get food into the hands of hungry communities.

"There isn't anyone in our five offices who hasn't seen neighbors, friends and family's jobs disappear because of the pandemic, it's heartbreaking," says longtime employee Dorothy Rausa at CDF. "I know I speak on behalf of other employees at the firm when I say how appreciative I am of the firm's stalwart efforts in the communities in which we work and live to help those in dire need."

She adds, "My co-workers were eager to give, plus with our firm's donation it made this project more important, I love that we take action to help others-not just during the holidays-but all year long."

CDF participated in the 5th annual Food from The Bar program, a campaign driven by the Orange County legal community which raises awareness and provides critically needed meals to food-insecure children, families and seniors in Orange County. Though not the largest law firm, CDF alone, through employee donations and firm sponsorship, raised over $9,000, providing 27,000+ meals to those in need.

Hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, which ran this year's program between June 1, 2021 - July 2, 2021, the legal community raised a record-breaking $117,661.38 which equates to 352,984 meals.

According to Firm Managing Partner, Marie DiSante, the mobilization of employees from all of its five offices throughout California was inspiring "It was an amazing outpouring of generosity. We may not be as large as other firms, but our employees have huge hearts. I couldn't be prouder," she says.

"I don't think anyone could have predicted how desperate the food need is this year," said Megan Hunker, Donor Relations Associate at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. "CDF's continued support, especially during a year like this has made a significant impact for Orange County children, families and seniors," she adds.

About CDF Labor Law LLP

For over 25 years, CDF has distinguished itself as one of the top employment, labor and immigration firms in California, defending, advising and counseling national and regional employers with California employees and workforces, as well as California-based startups, midsize ventures, and privately and publicly held companies and Fortune 500 corporations on legal compliance. CDF is ranked highly for its hiring and promotion of women and minorities and is committed to supporting the communities in which they work and live.

Its blog, has over 5,000 subscribers who seek the up-to-the-minute alerts on what California employers need to know about the state's ever-changing maze of laws and regulations.

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Move For Hunger and Buckingham Foundation Announce Partnership to Fight Food Insecurity

RED BANK, N.J. -- Buckingham Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies, an Indianapolis-based full-service real estate firm, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced today a new partnership that will provide much-needed assistance to food banks across the country. Buckingham Foundation's support will help grow Move For Hunger's food rescue and hunger relief programs in Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, and Tennessee.

To date, Move For Hunger has collected and delivered more than 22 million pounds of food -- providing over 18 million meals -- to food banks and pantries across the United States and Canada. Buckingham Foundation will encourage residents who are moving out at select properties to gather their non-perishable food items and leave those items behind to be donated to local food pantries and food banks. Through this new partnership, Move For Hunger can provide 15,000 more meals to those in need.

"We're very excited to be making Buckingham Companies and their Foundation a part of Move For Hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They've been a strong advocate for years in the fight against hunger and the joining of our two companies will only help amplify all of our work."

"Buckingham Foundation's mission is to create positive change in the areas we serve," said Theresa Rhodes, Executive Director of Buckingham Foundation. "Our partnership with Move for Hunger will help us tackle food waste and hunger in our communities, which directly supports our mission to give back in a tangible way. Buckingham Foundation is proud to involve our residents and employees in this meaningful initiative."

Food insecurity increased in 2020 with the effects of the pandemic leaving millions out of work. 42 million people, including 1 in 6 children, are struggling to know where their next meals will come from. All the while, 35% of the food in the United States ends up in landfills. Move For Hunger helps rescue unused, non-perishable food and with its network of 1,000+ movers, transports it to local food banks across the country.

The new partnership with Buckingham Foundation will enable Move For Hunger to continue to help the families, individuals, and children who are most in need of food assistance.

About Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has created a sustainable way to reduce food waste and fight hunger. We have mobilized the leaders of moving, relocation, and multi-family industries to provide their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also organize community food drives, participate in awareness campaigns, and create employee engagement programs. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit

About Buckingham Foundation

Buckingham Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has grown its grant giving capacity to support affordable housing opportunities for families in need, to encourage participation in arts and culture initiatives and to invest in local communities. In 2015, Buckingham Foundation joined the fight against childhood hunger with its Love Indy campaign. Buckingham Foundation invests in organizations through meaningful grants, volunteers thousands of hours to hundreds of nonprofit and civic organizations and goes beyond typical philanthropy to open doors that create positive change. To learn more, visit

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