Wake Forest Law strives for another winning year in 2015 Legal Feeding Frenzy beginning Monday, March 9
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February 27, 2015
Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni plan to continue their winning streak in the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. Last year, Wake Forest Law won the Law School division of the North Carolina Bar Association competition with donations of 21.3 pounds of food per person. Sponsored by the NCBA’s Young Lawyers Division in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, 2015 Legal Feeding Frenzy kicks off on Monday, March 9, and continues through Friday, March 27.
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 Schools. In 2014, 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.
Volunteers will be fulfilling orders for the Emergency Food Assistance Program with donations from the feeding frenzy drive. According to the N.C. Association of Feeding America Food Banks website, “North Carolina has one of the highest rates of children under age five experiencing a lack of adequate food: Nearly one in four. In fact, North Carolina’s food banks continue to experience record demand for services. In 2013-14 alone, the food banks of North Carolina distributed nearly 152 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of almost 128 million meals.”
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.
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. Holloway is heading the participation of the Wake Forest Law team again this year, and for more details, contact him at email@example.com.
For more information, visit http://ncfoodbanks.org/legalfeedingfrenzy/.