11th Annual Statewide Legal Food Frenzy

April 3 - April 14, 2017

The Attorney General of Virginia, the Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks invite you to participate in the 2017 Legal Food Frenzy!

To date, the Legal Food Frenzy has raised the equivalent of more than 14.2 million pounds of food. Help us raise even more by registering your firm, legal department, law school, or individual practice today! All winners will be invited to a special award ceremony with the Governor and Attorney General of Virginia.

100 Extra Points for registering early by February 28, 2017. (Registration is open through April 1).

100 Extra Points for registering to volunteer as a group by April 14, 2017.

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The Need

A recent study by Feeding America found that almost 1.2 million Virginians are considered “food insecure.” A large number of these individuals are children, senior citizens, disabled adults, and the new face of hunger—individuals who have lost their jobs, are unemployed or underemployed, and are having problems making ends meet. In fact, Virginia’s food banks continue to experience record demand for services. Last year, the food banks of Virginia have distributed over 139 million pounds of food and grocery products, 40% of it being fresh fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Response

In response to this urgent need, the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks joined efforts in 2007 to create the Statewide Legal Food Frenzy—a food and fund drive competition among all Virginia law firms and organizations. 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, the Attorney presents 11 additional awards in categories for sole practitioner, small, medium, and large size firm, and top law school, top government/public interest office, and top corporate legal department.

Over the past ten years, law firms, legal organizations, and law schools who participated in the Statewide Legal Food Frenzy have raised the equivalent of more than 14.2 million pounds of food.

This year, our hope is to raise even more food and funds, so that we can meet the increased demand seen at our seven member food banks from Virginians in need. To reach our goal, we need each and every law firm, legal department, law office, law school, and court in Virginia to participate.

For questions about the Legal Food Frenzy campaign and website content, please contact Will Prince.

PARTICIPATE

Participating in the Legal Food Frenzy is easy. To get started, all you have to do is register online.

REGISTER HERE

Once your firm or organization is registered, the individual(s) that you designate to lead your collection efforts will be contacted by a representative from your local food bank with customized materials for the two week campaign.

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