LEGAL FEEDING FRENZY

Over 1.8 million North Carolinians are considered “food insecure,” one of the highest rates in the country, according to a recent study by Feeding America. Sadly, North Carolina has one of the highest rates of children under age five experiencing a lack of adequate food; nearly one in four. In fact, North Carolina’s food banks continue to experience record demand for services. In 2015-16 alone, the food banks of North Carolina distributed nearly 182 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of over 150 million meals.

THE RESPONSE

The North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzya food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms and organizations to assist North Carolina’s Feeding America Food Banks. In this friendly competition, the law firm or organization that raises the most food (based on a per person average—attorneys and staff) will be awarded the prestigious and highly coveted “Attorney General’s Cup.” In addition, Attorney General Josh Stein will present additional awards in categories including: Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Law School, Public Interest, and Corporate/In-House Counsel.  Government/public interest offices and corporate legal departments are encouraged to participate as well and will be grouped into the categories listed above based on size.

PARTICIPATE

We invite you and your law related organization to help our food banks help our hungry neighbors.

Important Dates:

Pre-registration (bonus points for early entries): February 1-March 3, 2017

Kickoff Press Conference (featuring Attorney General Josh Stein): Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604.

Legal Feeding Frenzy Competition: March 6 – March 31, 2017

Attorney General’s Cup Award Reception:

1:00 pm, April 24, 2017, North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27514