Wake Forest Law wins N.C. Bar Legal Feeding Frenzy 2014 for most donated food

Group photo of Feeding Frenzy awards ceremony participants

Feeding Frenzy awards ceremony participants included, from left, Peebles Harrison, Aulica Monroe, Cabell Clay, Tonya Mason, Attorney General Roy Cooper, Robin Stinson, Caleb Holloway ('16) and Lars Simonsen.

Wake Forest Law donated the most food per person in the Law School Division of the 2014 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. Caleb Holloway (’16) organized the participation of Wake Forest Law in this year’s Feeding Frenzy, something he says is very important to him and to the Wake Forest community.

According to the N.C. Bar Association, The North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, conducted by the Young Lawyers Division in conjunction with North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks finalized its donation counts and Wake Forest Law led the way in the Law School division with 21.3 pounds of food per person. The largest overall contributor, irrespective of the number of pounds of food donated per employee, was Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice which contributed 91,770.88 pounds of food.

Attorney General Roy Cooper, honorary chair, recognized category winners and the recipient of the Attorney General’s Cup on Tuesday, April 22, at the N.C. Bar Center.

LFF Co-Chair, Cabell Clay, Caleb Holloway ('16), Attorney General Roy Cooper,

LFF Co-Chair, Cabell Clay, Caleb Holloway (’16), Attorney General Roy Cooper,

Seventy-nine teams raised over 340,000 pounds of food – the equivalent of 280,000 meals – and easily shattered the goal of 250,000 pounds.

Mason Law Office, PLLC of Raleigh led the charge by contributing the most pounds of food per person, 3,397.5 pounds. For its efforts, Mason Law Office will receive the Attorney General’s Cup.

In the Solo Practitioner category (1-10 employees), Simonsen Law Firm, PC of Edenton repeated as champion by contributing 1,850 pounds of food per person.

In the Small Firm division (11-50 employees), Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, P.C. of Kill Devil Hills prevailed with 828.6 pounds of food per person.

In the Medium Firm category (51-100 employees), Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. was the winner with 76.4 pounds of food per person.

In the Large Firm division (101 employees and up), Moore & Van Allen PLLC repeated as champion with 139.7 pounds of food per person.

Cabell Clay and Bryan Scott co-chaired the YLD Legal Feeding Frenzy Committee. Alan Briggs serves as executive director of N.C. Feeding America Food Banks.

Holloway says, “A business mentor once told me to say, ‘This is important to me,’ when asking for help. It’s simple, but it makes your message hard to ignore. When Cabell Clay asked for my help to take the Legal Feeding Frenzy up a notch, it became important to me, too. I simply gave Wake Forest the message that we had an opportunity to reduce hunger locally, and they let us know—it’s important to all of us.”

“Hunger in North Carolina doesn’t end with this contest. Right now, the Second Harvest Food Bank Network has an important and specific need for milk. To help provide nutrient-rich milk to your community, enter your zip code at www.milklife.com/give and donate what you can.”

He also mentioned that there is no better time to donate food, funds, or time. Visit www.hungernwnc.org for details.

See the full list of Legal Feeding Frenzy winners and participants on the N.C. Bar Association website.