MARCH 10-March 28, 2014
Attorney General Roy Cooper, the Young Lawyers Division of the N.C. Bar Association and the N.C. Association of Food Banks want you to join us for the 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. 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 is a virtual tie with Louisiana with the highest percentage 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 2012-13 alone, the food banks of North Carolina distributed nearly 140 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of almost 117 million meals .
In response to this urgent need, the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of The North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Food Banks have joined efforts to create the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy—a 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 Roy Cooper will present additional awards in categories including: Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm and Law School. 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.
We invite you and your law related organization to help our food banks help our hungry neighbors.
Kickoff Press Conference (featuring Attorney General Roy Cooper): March 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, 3655 Reed Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Legal Feeding Frenzy Competition: March 10 – March 28, 2014
Attorney General’s Cup Award Reception: April 22, 2013, North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27514