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 benefiting the State’s eight 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.
Collecting Food & Funds
The competition is April 16-27. ALL fundraising and food collection must take place during this period. Any money or food collected before or after these dates will not count toward a firm’s final total.
Collecting Non-Perishable Food
This year’s campaign exceeded the goal by raising enough food and funds to provide more than 55,000 meals in our community.
First place overall, and in funds collected:
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP
First Place Food Collected:
Hall County Juvenile Court
Second Place Food Collected:
The Siemon Law Firm PC
First Place Funds Collected:
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
Second Place Funds Collected:
Stewart, Melvin & Frost
At Georgia Mountain Food Bank every dollar makes a difference. In fact, for every dollar donated we can provide five meals to those in need. Extend your impact by partnering with us.
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