NEWS & EVENTS

7th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

04/01/2013 - 04/12/2013


It is almost time for the 7th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy! Over the past six years this event has developed into a tremendously successful and beneficial program feeding millions of hungry children, elderly, and working poor across the Commonwealth. Last year, Virginia’s legal community raised the equivalent of 1,444,592 pounds of food in converted monetary and food donations, bringing our six-year total to over 8.5 million pounds of food!

This year’s event, once again sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association and the Office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, takes place April 1 - 12, 2013, and benefits the seven regional food banks and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Our hope is to raise the equivalent of at least 1.5 million pounds of food, so that we can meet our seven-year goal of raising the equivalent of 10 million pounds of food for Virginians in need. To reach this goal, we need each and every law firm, legal department, law office, law school, and court in Virginia to participate. In addition to raising food and funds, we are again encouraging, and awarding bonus points, to participating groups that send volunteers to work at a local food bank.

Almost one million Virginians are considered “food insecure,” which means they are unsure of the source of their next meal. Food banks desperately need your help to assist these Virginians. As demand remains at historically high levels, donations to food banks have decreased over the past years by as much as 50 percent, food banks are receiving fewer surpluses in commodities from federal programs, and food manufacturers are delivering fewer donations due to increased efficiencies in their production and distribution systems. Additionally, food banks are experiencing price increases in much of the food they have to purchase. The Legal Food Frenzy provides lawyers and their staff an opportunity to make a big difference by helping neighbors who are struggling to feed themselves and their children. You can be assured that the food and funds raised through the Legal Food Frenzy go a long way, as Virginia’s food banks are some of the most cost-efficient organizations in the country.

Of course, as always, you are also competing for the prestigious and highly coveted Attorney General’s Cup.

Please let us know by Friday, March 8, 2013, if you will be participating in the 7th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy by contacting Brenda Miller, Food & Fund Drive Manger, FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank, bmiller@feedmore.org or by phone at 804-521-3272. Click here for the registration form or visit the official site: http://www.legalfoodfrenzy.com

We are challenging YOU to join your colleagues in this humanitarian effort and make the 7th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy the most successful event yet!

 

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