Annual North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy

NC Legal Feeding Frenzy

March 5-March 31, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein, the Young Lawyers Division of the N.C. Bar Association and the Feeding The Carolinas want you to join us for the Legal Feeding Frenzy.

 

THE NEED

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. Many of these individuals are children, senior citizens, and disabled adults. Many others show the new face of hunger—individuals who have lost their jobs, are unemployed or underemployed. In many other instances it is a working mother or working parents who are still struggling to keep food on the table.

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 in the Carolinas distributed nearly 182 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of over 204 million meals.

 

THE RESPONSE

In response to this urgent need, the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Foundation, and Feeding The Carolinas have joined efforts to create the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzya food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms, law schools, and organizations to assist Feeding The Carolinas’ Food Banks. In this friendly competition, the law firm, school, 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 serve our hungry neighbors.

Important Dates:

Pre-registration (bonus points for early entries): February 15-March 2, 2018

Kickoff Press Conference (featuring Attorney General Josh Stein): The Kick-off event will be at 2 pm on March 1, 2018 at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, 500 Spratt St B, Charlotte, NC 28206. AG Stein will be in attendance, and attendees will participate in a short volunteer event. 

Legal Feeding Frenzy Competition: March 5 – March 31, 2018

Attorney General’s Cup Award Reception:

Attorney General Josh Stein will recognize Feeding Frenzy winners in a ceremony on April 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at the N.C. Bar Center, 8000 Weston Pkwy Cary, NC 27513

 

 

NC Feeding Frenzy contest rulesNC Feeding Frenzy application formDonation Dropoff Form (pdf)

North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy food drive