The Legal Food Frenzy takes over Northeast Georgia Once Again!
Between April 17 and April 28, lawyers, both locally and across the state, will go head to head outside of the courtroom to see who can have the biggest impact on hunger. The firm, legal organization or corporate counsel that raises the most food and funds per employee for their regional Food Bank in the two week period will win the Attorney General’s Cup with awards given in other categories. Local firms and legal organizations will be raising food and funds for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia which provides vital food assistance and programming to the 14 counties. Already #8 firms and organizations are registered to compete locally. “We could not do what we do without the support from the legal community. Lawyers are competitive people, and the competition promises to be tight again this year!” said Tai Sherman, the Food Sourcing Specialist for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. It is not too late to register and participate at galegalfoodfrenzy.org/sign-up! The Legal Food Frenzy is done in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Nearly 60 percent of Georgia’s children are eligible for free and reduced school lunches. When these same kids home from school during the summer months, they often do not have access to these programs and their families struggle to put enough food on the table. The competition is timed to help stock the Food Banks so they can meet this increased need. In the first five years of the competition, lawyers across the state have raised over 5 million pounds of food for Georgia’s Food Banks. This year, the goal is to raise over 1 million pounds of food across the state. “I am thrilled to announce that the Office of the Attorney General will continue participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition alongside leadership from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association,” said Attorney General Carr. “This campaign will assist many families in our state by putting food on their table, and it provides an excellent opportunity for public-private sector entities to challenge each other outside the office or the courtroom for a worthy cause. We are looking forward to what we know will be another successful competition, and we are honored to do our part.”