Georgia’s Legal Community Providing 3.2 Million Meals To State’s Regional Food Banks

On Tuesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that attorneys across the state had raised a total of $829,239 during the 12th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraising competition, which is the equivalent of 3.2 million meals for the state’s regional food banks to then distribute to Georgians in need. 

“We are grateful to the attorneys across our state who have joined us in the fight to end hunger by participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy,” said Carr. “Together, we helped to provide the equivalent of 3.2 million meals to our regional food banks as they prepare for an expected summer surge. With school about to end and students spending more time at home, we would encourage Georgians to continue to donate so we can ensure our children are well fed all year-round.”

According to a press release from Carr’s office, a “total of nearly 200 law firms and legal organizations, representing more than 14,000 members of Georgia’s legal community, competed for the fundraiser’s two grand prize awards: the Attorney General’s Cup awarded to the team with the most points per person and the Bar President’s Award given to the team with the most overall points. For every $1 raised, teams earned four points in the competition.”

“Since its inception in 2012, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy has donated the equivalent of over 16 million meals to food banks across the state,” the press release added. “The annual competition is open to all lawyers in the State of Georgia with special awards categories for sole practitioners; small, medium and large-sized firms; corporate/in-house counsel; judges; and legal organizations. All of the funds collected are donated to the regional food bank that serves each competitor’s respective community.”

“I am extremely proud of the generosity of all who participated in the Legal Food Frenzy,” said Sally Akins, President of the State Bar of Georgia. “I would like to thank everyone’s efforts, especially the YLD Legal Food Frenzy Committee.”

D & B Staff

More from this show

Subscribe

Episode 73