NC Legal Feeding Frenzy
North Carolina continues to have one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation, especially among our children. For this reason, the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, host the annual NC Legal Feeding Frenzy in March. Legal professionals from across the state are invited to participate in this fun food drive competition.
2017 Legal Feeding Frenzy winners
The results of the 2017 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, conducted by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association in conjunction with North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks, are in. Attorney General Josh Stein, honorary chair, recognized the winning teams on Monday, April 24 at the N.C. Bar Center.
A total of 87 teams across 54 firms around the state collected 309,744 pounds of food, with 26,098 pounds collected locally for the Food Bank of the Albemarle. The annual food drive will provide food for those in need, while raising awareness of hunger in the communities across the state of North Carolina.
“We are incredibly appreciative of the hard work and dedication that these firms have in the fight against hunger,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director of Food Bank of the Albemarle. “The result of this annual food drive is going to provide nearly 22,000 meals for hungry men, women, and children across northeastern North Carolina.”
Local firm Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, P.C. of Kill Devil Hills collected a total of $2,202, and 11,110 lbs of food, winning the Small Firm Division (11-50 employees) for the fourth consecutive year.
Legal Aid of NC, Ahoskie Office collected $220 and 1,200 lbs. of food; Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP collected $1,102.84 and 5,763 lbs.; NCEL Greenville collected $65 and 425 lbs. of food; and Simonsen Law Firm collected $1,500 and 7,600 lbs. of food.
Food Bank of the Albemarle would like to thank all the firms that contributed to the 2017 Legal Feeding Frenzy, and their commitment to fight hunger in North Carolina. More information about Legal Feeding Frenzy can be found at: https://www.ncbar.org/news/feeding-frenzy-results-are-in/
2016 LFF winners
A special thanks to all the law firms who participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2016 Legal Feeding Frenzy on behalf of Food Bank of the Albemarle. Participating this year were:
Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, PC, Legal Aid of NC – Ahoskie Office, NCCU School of Law, Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, PC, and the Simonsen Law Firm.
Collectively, between financial and food contributions, these firms donated the equivalent of 20,177 meals for families facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina.
Congratulations to the two winning firms from our region. In the Small Firm division (11-50 employees), Rose, Harrison & Gilreath, P.C. of Kill Devil Hills prevailed for the third consecutive year with an average 975.38 pounds per employee. In the Solo Practitioner category (1-10 employees), Simonsen Law Firm, PC of Edenton became a four-time champion by contributing 2,550 pounds per employee.
Feeding Frenzy dignitaries, front from left, Tristan Fuierer (Moore & Van Allen), Chair Bryan Norris, Robin Ames (LANC), Tonya Mason (Mason Law Office) and Anna Short (Womble Carlyle). Second row: Jim Gilreath (Rose, Harrison & Gilreath), Chamblee and Lars Simonsen (Simonsen Law Firm), and Michael Cromwell (Womble Carlyle). Top: Attorney General Roy Cooper.