By the time you read this, the Legal Food Frenzy could reach $16,000
4:54 pm, April 25th, 2013
Legal groups have donated another $4,400 to Georgia’s food banks, with the Legal Food Frenzy cash total reaching $15,983 as of 4:42 p.m.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton continued to lead the online donations list, with $3,605, with Alston & Bird holding second place with $1,480. DeKalb Solicitor was in third with $1,070, followed by King & Spalding with $905.
The Daily Report team was in fifth place, with $816, followed by the Georgia Department of Law at $790.
Frenzy organizers have a $55,000 goal for online donations, which means donations will need to pick up some speed to reach the goal by next Friday, May 3.
According to Greg Sims, the annual giving manager at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Frenzy last year collected $51,857 online, plus another $55,652.43 in off-line cash donations. Groups also collected 20,378 pounds of food for the Atlanta food bank.
The Frenzy is a project of the Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The winner of the Attorney General’s Cup will have raised the most food per employee of the group, with each $1 counting as four pounds of food. Seven other awards for most food raised by law schools and different-sized legal organizations will be given out.
The event is timed for the spring because the food banks need to be ready for summer, when children who rely on schools for lunch can go hungry. Sponsors of the Frenzy report that nearly 60 percent of public school children are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches.
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