ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record breaking 1.34 million pounds of food during the 6th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
“More than 60 percent of kids in Georgia are eligible for free or reduced meals during the school year,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “During the summer, these children and families count on their regional food banks as a source of food. The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is designed to ensure the food banks are sufficiently stocked to meet this increased demand. We are extremely proud to work alongside our partners at the Georgia Food Bank Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia on this campaign, and I want to thank the Georgia legal community for demonstrating, once again, their passion and dedication in this most worthy effort.”
A total of 215 law firms and legal organizations, representing more than 14,000 members, competed for the grand prize Attorney General’s Cup.
“Thank you again to the legal community and our leadership for championing the fight against hunger,” said Executive Director of the Georgia Food Bank Association Danah Craft. “This year’s efforts were truly outstanding. We are honored to be working with you and know that, together, we can become a hunger-free Georgia.”
“We are extremely proud of our members and the work of our Young Lawyers Division,” said State Bar of Georgia President Patrick T. O’Connor. “The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy gives us a chance to give back to our communities and help some of the most vulnerable in our state. The money we’ve raised ensures that children will be fed throughout the summer. It doesn’t get much more important than that.”
Since its inception in 2012, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy has raised the equivalent of 6.34 million pounds of food.
Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP won the Large Firm Pounds Per Person category once again in the Legal Food Frenzy competition with 324 pounds per employee, the most computed pounds (includes bonuses) per employee of any large firm.
In total, MIJS raised $8,101 and 54 pounds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Georgia Food Bank Association was able to raise a record breaking 1.34 million pounds statewide! This is an incredible accomplishment that will have a real impact on the children and hardworking families served by the food banks every single day.
Attorney General Carr will be recognizing MIJS and the rest of the winners at the Annual Bar Meeting on Jekyll Island during the plenary session on Friday, June 9th from 9 – 12 AM.