Law students, faculty, staff and alumni participate in 2014 Legal Feeding Frenzy for Second Harvest Food Bank through Friday, March 28

Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni are participating in the 2014 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, with the support of Dean Blake D. Morant.

Sponsored by The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, and in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, volunteers will be fulfilling orders for the Emergency Food Assistance Program with donations from the feeding frenzy drive.

A goal of 250,000 pounds of food has been established for this year’s event, March 10-28, with the awards ceremony scheduled April 22 at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.

“Too many people in our state don’t get enough to eat on a regular basis,” N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “Let’s harness the competitive spirit that makes lawyers such great advocates in court and use it to fight hunger in North Carolina. I want to encourage all North Carolina law firms and attorneys to join the Feeding Frenzy and support their local food banks.”

The competition between North Carolina law firms, law schools and other organizations will collect food and funds for food banks across North Carolina. The competition is divided into categories of Sole Practitioner (1-10 employees), Small Firm 11-50 employees), Medium Firm (51-100 employees), Large Firm (more than 100 employees) and Law School.

The overall champion and recipient of the Attorney General’s Cup, and the recipient in each category, is the team that raises the most food and money per employee. There will also be an award for the team that raises the most food and money overall, regardless of the number of team members.

“I encourage you to participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy contest,” Dean Morant states in a letter he wrote in support of the event. “Nearly one in four children under age five in North Carolina is without adequate food. This desperate need is a call to action and a reminder to live our motto, Pro Humanitate.”

You can follow the progress of the event by following the Twitter hashtag #LFF14. Donations for the cause can be contributed at Second Harvest’s website here.

For more information, contact Wake Forest Law student Caleb Holloway at hollcj13@wfu.edu or visit http://ncfoodbanks.org/legalfeedingfrenzy/.