With nearly $29,000 in online donations collected, the Legal Food Frenzy has crossed the halfway mark to its goal of $55,000 by the end of business on Friday. The money goes to Georgia food banks, which can stretch each $1 into more than $7 of food.
As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the online tally stood at $28,945, with eight offices having raised $1,000 or more. Some offices are getting creative in the competition, as detailed below the standings.
With $4,940 donated online, Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton continues to lead. (Totals for the contest will be based on pounds of food raised, with each $1 counting as four pounds of food, and actual food donations weighed.)
They were followed by:
Alston & Bird, $2,655; Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, $2,385; Georgia Department of Law, $2,140; King & Spalding, $2,140; Hunton & Williams, $1,705; Atlanta Legal Aid Society, $1,280; and The Coca-Cola Company Legal Department, $1,045.
Southern Company/Georgia Power Legal was only $40 away from the $1,000 mark, and the Daily Report stood just $78 away from one grand.
Paige Boorman, an assistant solicitor-general in DeKalb County, writes the following about how the office’s efforts has earned third place in online donations.
“Since we lawyers like to compete at just about anything, what a better way than to have it benefit a wonderful cause! And the bonus is, even those of us without lofty paychecks can make a difference with a little bit of creativity. DeKalb County Solicitor-General Sherry Boston decided some healthy competition would help boost our numbers… and she was right! Within our office, we’re divided up into teams and the winner gets to have lunch on the boss lady. On Monday, we had “Taste of the Caribbean” where our Special Victims Unit created dishes to share with the office for a $5 donation.
“So far we have had two luncheons testing our office culinary skills, candygrams for a cause, raffles for gas cards, massages & braves tickets, candy & snack sales, along with traditional fundraising by each employee reaching out to friends and family outside the office. Currently in 1st place for Government groups, we look forward to finishing out the week with even better numbers so that more families can receive the benefit of the Food Frenzy!”