As we speak, lawyers across the state are gathering food and money, setting boxes out in lobbies and breakrooms to collect for the hungry as part of Legal Feeding Frenzy. The NCBA Young Lawyers Division leads the effort, an annual month-long campaign to stock the state’s food banks, and the North Carolina Bar Foundation provides financial support.
Since its inception, the Legal Feeding Frenzy has contributed millions of pounds of food to the cause, working in collaboration with Feeding The Carolinas and the Office of the N.C. Attorney General.
“Twenty-five percent of our kids are experiencing hunger,” said N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. “We all need to step up and do more. It makes me proud to be a lawyer and to know the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association is working on this.”
The Legal Feeding Frenzy competition runs from March 5 to 31, and team registration remains open throughout. That means motivated law firms of any size still have time to register and collect food and money for this campaign. All are welcome to contribute by dropping off donations at collection points in their community.
Last year’s Legal Feeding Frenzy campaign amassed more than 309,000 pounds of food. This amounted to 250,000 meals to help the more than 1.8 million in the state who are food insecure. This year, YLD leaders set the bar even higher: The goal is to raise 500,000 pounds of food — enough to provide over 416,000 meals for hungry North Carolinians.
On April 25, Stein will recognize the most prolific Feeding Frenzy teams at the Attorney General’s Cup Award Reception at the Bar Center in Cary. A North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment grant underwrites the reception, and the event will stream live on the Foundation’s Facebook page. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page now to receive notifications.
Your support of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment is one way to help ensure the long-term future of Legal Feeding Frenzy and events like it that empower attorneys to extend a helping hand directly to members of our community.