Help Wake Forest School of Law feed the hungry while keeping its ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ winning streak

Graphic of Legal Feeding Frenzy

Wake Forest School of Law is looking for donations to keep up its winning streak as the largest law school contributor to the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s DivisionLegal Food Frenzy (LFF)” fundraiser. The annual food drive held in conjunction with continues through March 31, 2018. Participants are encouraged to donate monetarily online or drop off food items in boxes located in the Law School Commons.

In 2017, Wake Forest law school was the largest contributor per capita in the food drive’s Law School category for a fourth year in a row with a total donation of 10,014 pounds of food. That donation made Wake Forest law school a significant contributor to the competition’s overall 300,000 pounds of food donated last year.

“Sadly, North Carolina has one of the highest percentages in the United States of children younger than 18 who are food insecure on a regular basis: almost 1 in 4 or 24.6 percent. In total, more than 1.8 million North Carolinians are considered food-insecure,” says Avery Barber (JD ‘19), the lead organizer for this year’s competition. “Fortunately, we can help.”

Just $1 provides four meals for hungry North Carolinians in need, Barber added.

Barber is asking the law school community to consider contributing a monetary donation on behalf of hungry North Carolinians by using the following steps:

1) Go to foodbankcenc.org/goto/LFF;

2) Choose a team to donate on behalf of from the “Team Roster” list on the right side of the webpage (search for “Wake Forest Law”);

3) Either: shop from the category tabs at the top (Produce, Protein & Dairy, Meals, etc.) and click Check Out or, to give a flat amount, click Donate without shopping (see the attached picture);

4) Enter payment information (including PayPal, credit card, or bank account withdrawal).

While all physical food donations are appreciated, the food bank highlights canned items, peanut butter, pasta, rice, granola bars, cereal and beans as some of its most needed items.

The Legal Feeding Frenzy is also sponsored by the North Carolina Attorney General and the North Carolina Association of Feed America Food Banks. The annual food and monetary donation drive supports the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks. The law firm, school or organization that raises the most food (based on a per person average—attorneys and staff) is awarded the Attorney General’s Cup.

“The 2017 Legal Feeding Frenzy raised 307,000 pounds of food – equivalent to 255,862 meals for our fellow North Carolinians,” said Kristen Kenley, who chairs the Legal Feeding Frenzy Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). “And while last year’s efforts deserve to be celebrated, there is always room for growth: this year we want to raise at least 500,000 pounds of food, which is enough to provide over 416,000 meals for our neighbors.”

An amazing aspect of the Legal Feeding Frenzy, she added, is how a small donation can make a big impact directly in the community, according to the NCBA website.

“A $10 donation buys 40 meals,” Kenley concluded. “In other words, the amount many of us spend at a restaurant for one meal can supply a significant number of meals for North Carolinians who are food insecure. By donating to the Legal Feeding Frenzy, you can send donations directly to your local community by specifying which food bank across the state receives the funds.”

HONOR ROLL OF PAST CHAMPIONS
2017

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Fisher Law, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Mason Law Office, Garner
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Corporate/In-House: InVentiv Health, Inc.
  • Public Interest: Office of U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Middle District of N.C.

2016

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Corporate/In-House: InVentiv Health, Inc.
  • Public Interest: Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2015

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Chapel Hill
  • Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, PC, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Bell, Davis & Pitt
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2014

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Mason Law Office, Raleigh
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, Kill Devil Hills
  • Medium Firm: Bell, Davis & Pitt
  • Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Most Food Overall: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

2013

  • Attorney General’s Cup: Piedmont Natural Gas Legal Department of Charlotte
  • Solo Practitioner: Simonsen Law Firm, Edenton
  • Small Firm: District Court Judges of Wake County
  • Medium Firm: Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, Winston-Salem
  • Large Firm: Moore & Van Allen
  • Law School: Campbell Law School