Campbell Law is competing in the 2019 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy—a food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms, law schools, and organizations to assist Feeding The Carolinas’ Food Banks.
In this friendly competition, the law firm, school, or organization that raises the most food (based on a per person average—attorneys and staff) will be awarded the prestigious and highly coveted “Attorney General’s Cup.” An annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks, the competition aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks.
Over half of all soup kitchens, food pantries and other meal programs rely entirely on volunteers. Due to the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, they need help now more than ever.
Every dollar donated equals nine meals that can be provided through local N.C. food banks. Supporters can help Campbell Law’s team win by donating at https://buff.ly/2uzIkkA
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will recognize the N.C. Legal Feeding Frenzy winners in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the NCBA Center at 8000 Weston Parkway in Cary.
The overall champion receives the Attorney General’s Cup. Winners will once again be recognized in the categories of Sole Practitioner (1-10 employees), Small Firm 11-50 employees), Medium Firm (51-100 employees), Large Firm (more than 100 employees) and Law School. There are also two new categories this year for the leading donor from the Corporate Counsel Section and the Government and Public Sector Section.
According to the NCBA website, more than 1.8 million North Carolinians are considered “food insecure,” one of the highest rates in the country, according to a recent study by Feeding America. Many of these individuals are children, senior citizens, and disabled adults. Many others show the new face of hunger—individuals who have lost their jobs, are unemployed or underemployed. In many other instances it is a working mother or working parents who are still struggling to keep food on the table.
Sadly, North Carolina has one of the highest rates of children younger than age five experiencing a lack of adequate food; nearly one in four. In fact, North Carolina’s food banks continue to experience record demand for services. In 2015-16 alone, the food banks in the Carolinas distributed nearly 182 million pounds of food and grocery products; the equivalent of over 204 million meals.