“This is a friendly competition between law firms, corporate law offices and legal organizations to help families who need food assistance in our region” said Manly. Last year we had more than 200 firms in 50 cities competing statewide. We raised the equivalent of 612,000 pounds of food – this year we’ll raise even more.”
This competition is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The winner will receive the highly coveted “Attorney General’s Cup” from Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens. Awards will also be given in Sole Proprietor, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Legal Organization and Corporate Law Firm divisions. Any firm in the state can win, since the awards are based on a per person average (pounds raised divided by the number of employees in the firm). For more information go to galegalfoodfrenzy.org. Firms can sign up to compete beginning March 5. The competition is April 22 – May 3, 2013.
“The Legal Food Frenzy is a great opportunity for Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom for a noble cause – reducing hunger in Georgia,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “I was thrilled by the tremendous response to last year’s competition and look forward to an even more successful drive this year. I encourage each and every lawyer in Georgia to join us in lending a helping hand to our less fortunate neighbors.”
“This is a way for those of us in the legal profession to give back to the community and help families in need”, said Manly. “My firm, Bouhan Falligant will be competing and we challenge every firm in Savannah to join us – and try to beat us!” The timing of this competition coincides with Law Day in Georgia. And the timing couldn’t be better according to Danah Craft, Executive Director of the Georgia Food Bank Association. “The 7 regional food banks in Georgia experience an increase in demand during the summer months when children who depend on free/reduced lunch at school are out of school and eating out of their household pantries,” Craft said. “The food and funds raised in this competition will help the food banks go into the summer months strong and well stocked with food for those families.”
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John B. Manly
Contact: Danah Craft
Executive Director, Georgia Food Bank Association
About the Georgia Food Bank Association
Officially formed in 1985, the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) is currently comprised of seven regional food banks which collectively distribute more than 90 million pounds of food annually to over 2,300 partner nonprofits with food assistance programs in all 159 counties throughout the state. The GFBA food banks have shared food, resources and best practices for many years to maximize their fight against hunger throughout the state.
About the State Bar of Georgia
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 43,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.