Last year, attorneys and law firms throughout the state raised more than $880,000, the equivalent of about 3.5 million meals, to feed hungry Georgia families.
Of that, local legal organizations raised a little over $33,000, which allowed Golden Harvest Food Bank to provide 99,000 of those meals, thanks in large part to five CSRA firms.
In this area, the top fundraisers for the 2022 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy were the Durham Bray Law Firm, P.C.; CSRA Bench; Fulcher Hagler, LLP; The Law Offices of Nathan M. Jolles, P.C.; and Kilpatrick Townsend, according to the food bank’s Media & Communications Coordinator, Priscilla Elliott.
The Durham Bray Law Firm won first place among the state’s small law firms for raising enough money for the local food bank to pay for more than 74,000 meals.
The 12th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy will be held from April 17-28. The competition was created through a partnership between the Georgia Attorney General, the State Bar, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, and Feeding Georgia.
All money raised in the CSRA goes to Golden Harvest, which strives to eliminate hunger in its 25-county, 11,000-square-maile service area. That money will be used to provide meals for children who struggle with hunger during the summer months when schools are closed.
“One in five children in our area are struggling with hunger, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the collective efforts of our legal partners in the CSRA for coming together to help us with our mission of making sure no child goes hungry,” said the non-profit organization’s President and CEO, Amy Breitmann.
The state’s law schools, including Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and Emory University, participate in a similar fundraising competition, which is held in February.
To sign up, visit galegalfoodfrenzy.org/sign-up or contact Golden Harvest’s Corporate Development Officer, Amy Graci at [email protected].