Legal Feeding Frenzy

March 1 – 31

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.

NC Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It 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.


Step 1: Register your team.

Registration for the #NCLFF23 will open on February 22, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. and run through the last day of the competition, March 31. To register your team, click the Team Application tab at the top of the page and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Teams with multiple offices throughout the State may register separately, designating on the Team Application form the local FTC food bank to which that office will make its donations.  The multiple office registrations and corresponding donations will be combined at the end of the competition to determine the team’s total donations. When completing multiple Team Applications, please include the total number of employees at your firm/organization across all offices. All registrations should include a contact person who NCBA YLD LFF organizers may contact throughout the competition.

Step 2: Read the Contest Rules.

Click the Contest Rules tab at the top of the page for information on determining team size, scoring, bonus pounds and donations.

Step 3: Participate in the March 3, 2023 Kick-Off Event.

Visit the official Legal Feeding Frenzy site here.

Step 4: Get the word out.

Between March 1 – 31, 2023, encourage members of your team to donate food and funds to your office’s local food bank. Past winners have credited much of their success to sending frequent inter-office emails with information about the LFF and food insecurity in North Carolina, hosting Friday “jeans” drives, and asking friends and family outside of the office to contribute to their team’s efforts.

Step 5: Rack up bonus pounds.

See the Contest Rules for ways that your team can stay ahead of the competition by earning bonus pounds.

For more information, please visit the official Legal Feeding Frenzy site here!