Wake Forest Law wins North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy for third year in a row
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April 19, 2016
Wake Forest Law has continued its winning streak as the largest contributor per capita (and on the whole) in the Law School category of the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. Wake Forest Law students donated 8965.25 pounds of food for an average of 13.28 pounds of food per person.
A member of Wake Forest School of Law will accept the award from Attorney General Roy Cooper at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the Bar Center in Cary, North Carolina.
In the past two years, Wake Forest Law won the competition sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association with 15.98 pounds of food per person in 2015 and 21.3 pounds per person in 2014.
The event is sponsored in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks. The competition began Tuesday, March 1, and the feeding frenzy continued through March 31.
The Legal Feeding Frenzy is an event held in response to the more than 1.8 million North Carolinians who are considered food insecure. In order to help fix this problem, the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of The North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Food Banks have banded together to create the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.
The event is a a food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms, law schools and other organizations to assist North Carolina’s Feeding America Food Banks, according to the North Carolina Food Banks website.
The goal is to raise the most food to win the “Attorney General’s Cup.” The competition is divided into categories that include: Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Law School, Public Interest and Corporate/In-House Counsel.
“In 2014-2015 alone, the food banks of North Carolina distributed nearly 164 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of over 130 million meals,” according to the North Carolina Food Bank’s website.