Wake Forest School of Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ five years in a row

Graphic of Legal Feeding Frenzy

Wake Forest School of Law has for the fifth year in a row won the North Carolina Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2018 event saw more than 373,018 pounds of food collected — 66,000 more pounds of food than in 2017, according to organizers.

Wake Forest law school was the largest contributor per capita in the contest’s law school category by raising $2,300 and donating more than 200 pounds of canned goods to help combat hunger in North Carolina.
“Congratulations and THANK YOU to everyone for donating,” said Avery Barber (JD ’18), who organized the competition. “You are truly making a difference in community!”

This year’s winners will be recognized by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein on at 2 p.m. on April 25 at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.

Caleb Holloway (JD ’16), who helped the law school win the first contest five years ago and his Charlotte law firm of Gardner Skelton PLLC win its category this year, wrote in an email to Barber, “Great job, Avery—thanks for your hard work…you had some strong competition this year.”

The Legal Feeding Frenzy is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Attorney General and the North Carolina Association of Feed America Food Banks. The annual event is a food and monetary donation drive to support food banks across North Carolina.

Kristen Kenley, the attorney that organized the Legal Feeding Frenzy, wrote in an email to participants, “I want to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm during the 2018 Legal Feeding Frenzy. Because of your involvement, we had 91 teams participate and raised 373,018 pounds of food! That is five more teams and 66,000 more pounds of food than last year.  This is an incredible effort!  Please spread the word within your organization – we couldn’t have done it without them.”

Other winners were:

  • Fisher Law, PLLC

2018 Attorney General’s Cup Winner

  • Mason Law Office, PLLC

Sole Proprietor (1-10 employees)

  • Gardner Skelton PLLC

Small Firm (11-50 employees)

  • McGuireWoods LLP – Raleigh Office

Medium Firm (51-100 employees)

  •  Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Large Firm (101 or more employees) 

  • Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator, Middle District of North Carolina

Public Interest/Government

  • Passport Legal Department

In-House/Corporate Counsel

  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Largest Overall Contributor (non-per capita)