NORTH CAROLINA LEGAL FEEDING FRENZY COMPETITION RULES
The following explains the rules for participation in the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (“NCBA YLD”) Legal Feeding Frenzy competition to benefit the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks.
The premise is simple: each team competes to collect as much food as possible to benefit local Feeding America Food Banks. Attorney General Josh Stein will present the coveted “Attorney General’s Cup” to the team that collects the most food, calculated using a team’s average amount of food donated per person. Winners from the following categories will also be calculated using a team’s average amount of food donated per person:
Sole Proprietor (consisting of 1-10 employees)
Small Firm (consisting of 11-50 employees)
Medium Firm (consisting of 51-100 employees)
Large Firm (consisting of 101 or more employees)
Public Interest/Government (Government agency, non-profit, public defender, etc.)
The contest runs from March 6 – March 31, 2017. Any money or food donated before March 6th or after March 31st shall not be counted in the competition.
Determining Team Size:
When counting the number of employees, each person, including each non-attorney, working at the firm or legal employer/law school should be included. Law firms with multiple office locations will compete as a single entity for awards; however, each office may register separately. In-house legal departments or divisions of government agencies are encouraged to join the Feeding Frenzy as well. The number of employees to be counted by in-house legal departments or divisions of government agencies should be determined by the number of total employees in the participating legal department or division. For example, if the North Carolina Attorney General’s office is participating as a team, all employees of the North Carolina Attorney General’s office should be counted in the total number of employees. For purposes of this contest, employees outside the State of North Carolina will not be included in the total employee count. Therefore, if a firm or legal employer has offices in North Carolina and outside of North Carolina—it should count only those employees located in North Carolina for purposes of determining the appropriate contest division.
All teams must register for the NCBA Legal Feeding Frenzy by completing the required Registration Form at http://nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com. Teams with multiple offices throughout the State may register separately, designating on the registration form the local Feeding America Food Bank to which that office will make donations. The multiple office registrations and corresponding donations will be combined at the end of the competition to determine the team’s total employees and total donations.
All registrations should include a “contact person” who NCBA YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy organizers may contact if necessary.
**Early Registration Bonus**: One hundred (100) pounds of food will be awarded as a bonus to each team that registers prior to 5:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017.
Attorney General Josh Stein will start the drive with kick-off event at noon on March 2, 2017 at the Food bank of Central and eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604. Attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer at the food bank following the Attorney General’s remarks in conjunction with the Wake County bar Association Young Lawyer Division.
Attorney General Josh Stein will recognize Feeding Frenzy winners in a ceremony on April 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m., at the Bar Center, 8000 Weston Pkwy Cary, NC 27513.
Total pounds of food donations are calculated from two sources: (1) physical food items and (2) monetary contributions.
- All physical food item donations will be weighed upon receipt by the local Feeding America Food Bank. The weight will be added to the team’s score. Bonus pounds, totaling 25% of the total weight donated, will also be awarded if the team delivers the items directly to the local Feeding America Food Bank. When a physical donation is made, the In-Person Donation Form must be completed and submitted to the local Feeding America Food Bank along with the donation.
- For every dollar contributed, a team will receive credit for four pounds of food. Monetary donations may be made by cash or check directly to the local Feeding America Food Bank or by visiting the Legal Feeding Frenzy website.
◦ MONETARY DONATIONS by check or cash must reference both the team’s name and “NC Legal Feeding Frenzy” to ensure proper credit. The In-Person Donation Form must be completed and submitted to the local Feeding America Food Bank along with checks and/or cash. Checks should be made out directly to your local Feeding America Food Bank partner.
◦ ONLINE DONATIONS — ALL DONATIONS MUST BE MADE TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANK FOR YOUR TEAM. Teams will use the map of North Carolina on the competition’s website to select the region in which they wish to donate. Information for that region’s local Feeding America Food Bank will be displayed, including the local Feeding America Food Bank’s website. Click on the website and locate that local Feeding America Food Bank’s online donation site. All of the local Feeding America Food Banks’ websites have the ability to accept online donations – look for the word “Donate” on the local Food Bank’s homepage. Follow the instructions on the local Food Bank’s homepage to make the online donation directly to that local Feeding America Food Bank. In the “notes” area of the donation page, designate your donation as part of the NC Legal Feeding Frenzy and on behalf of your team. You must make that designation in order for your online donation to be counted as part of the competition. If you are unable to make the designation online, please notify your team’s contact person, who should notify his or her Legal Feeding Frenzy contact of the donation.
Each team is responsible for notifying their local Feeding America Food Bank that a donation should be designated as part of the NCBA Legal Feeding Frenzy competition and for a particular team. For physical donations, including food, checks, or cash, the In-Person Donation Form must be submitted with the donation.
The following types of items will not be counted as part of a team’s total pounds of food: candy, alcohol, perishables.
Please do not contribute food items in glass containers as they have a high risk of breakage. Please do not open items that are already packed in cases, cartons, or boxes. This will make it easier for the local Feeding America Food Bank to pick up, if pick-up is required.
If pick-up of physical food items, or cash or checks, is required, a team’s contact person should schedule the pick-up directly with the local Feeding America Food Bank and in time for the pick-up to occur before the end of the competition. While scheduling the pick-up, it is very important that you tell the Food Bank the approximate amount of food you have collected in order for their transportation department to prepare properly. If your team only has a monetary contribution, this needs to be communicated at the time your pick-up date is assigned.
Please visit our website at www.nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com or contact a Feeding Frenzy representative with questions.