April 18- 29, 2016
More than 1.8 million Georgians need food assistance. Georgia's persistently high unemployment rate continues to drive record high demand for food assistance. Georgia's eight regional food banks distributed more than 130 million pounds of food last year through their network of more than 2,300 partner agencies and pantries. And the need continues to grow. Food donations traditionally slow in late spring and early summer as families focus on end-of-school activities and summer vacations. Food Banks and their agencies see the demand for food increase during this time as the 700,000 children who depend on access to breakfast and lunch at school are home for the summer months.
Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General's Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Georgia Legal Food Frenzy asks Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom during the statewide food drive benefitting the State's seven regional food banks. The food and monetary contributions collected by GMFB during the competition stay in the region, helping to serve more than 60 of GMFB's partner agencies throughout the service area of Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Union and Lumpkin counties.
The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy asks Georgia lawyers, and law firms, to challenge each other outside the courtroom during the statewide food drive benefitting the State’s eight regional food banks.
This year's campaign exceeded the goal by raising enough food and funds to provide more than 50,000 meals in our community.
First Place Food Collected: Hall County Juvenile Court
Second Place Food Collected: Van Sant Law/Cumming, Ga.
First Place Funds Collected: Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
Second Place Funds Collected: Stewart, Melvin & Frost
For more information or to sign up today, go to the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy website or view the PDF below for the rules for the 2016 competition.