Second Harvest Food Bank Participates in Annual North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy
March 6-March 31, 2017
Attorney General Josh Stein, 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 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.
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 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.
We invite you and your law related organization to help our food banks help our hungry neighbors.
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