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Congratulations to our winners!

More than 270 firms, representing 16,176 members of the legal community, competed in the 2014 Legal Food Frenzy and raised the equivalent of 1,140,672 pounds of food for the Georgia Food Bank Association member food banks. This is a 36% increase over 2013.

This year’s winners are:

Attorney General’s Cup: Joe S. Habachy, PC – Joe raised 15,610 pounds per person for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Congratulations, Joe, and thanks!

Attorney General’s Cup, Law School Division: Georgia State University College of Law raised 27.95 pounds per person for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Congratulations and thanks!

Sole Proprietor (1-2 employees), Per Capita and Total Pounds: Walter G. (Bo) Sammons, Jr. – Bo raised 10,243 pounds (5,062 pounds per person) for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. Bo was the Attorney General’s Cup winner in 2013.

Small Law Firm (3 – 20 employees), Per Capita and Total Pounds: Jenkins & Roberts LLC – raised 30,300 pounds (5,050 pounds per person) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Medium Law Firm (21-100 employees), Per Capita and Total Pounds: Coleman Talley LLP raised 87,640 pounds (1,718 pounds per person) for Second Harvest of South Georgia. This is Coleman-Talley’s third win.

Large Law Firms (101+ employees), Per Capita and Total Pounds: Greenberg Traurig, LLP raised 130,344 pounds (606 pounds per person) for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This is Greenberg Traurig’s second win.

Legal Organizations, Per Capita: Office of Superior Court Judge of Columbia County raised 5,062 pounds per person for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Legal Organizations, Total Pounds: Office of Dekalb County Solicitor General raised 52,595 pounds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This is Dekalb’s second win.

Corporate Legal Organizations, Per Capita: Aflac raised 448 pounds per person for the Feeding the Valley Food Bank.

Corporate Legal Organizations, Total Pounds: Georgia Power and Southern Company Services raised 12,639 pounds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This is the third year Southern Company has taken home a trophy.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated for your support of the Legal Food Frenzy. The real winners in this competition are the 1 in 4 children and their families who depend on the food banks and their network of 2,300 partner agencies for help in the summer. Your donations of food and funds will help us go into summer strong and well supplied to meet the demand.

“The Legal Food Frenzy is a great opportunity for Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom for a noble cause – reducing hunger in Georgia. I was thrilled by the tremendous response to last year’s competition and look forward to an even more successful drive this year. I encourage each and every lawyer in Georgia to join us in lending a helping hand to our less fortunate neighbors.” – Attorney General Sam Olens
“The tremendous success of the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy during its first two years shows everyone what the legal community of our state can accomplish when we make the effort and work together. Collecting and contributing more than 842,000 pounds of food to help needy children and families across the state last year was truly amazing. But we are still just getting started. We all know those numbers can continue to grow each and every year. Let’s ramp up the competition and make 2014 the first year we go above and beyond 1 million pounds of food – assisting even more families and further fulfilling our collective duty to help others.” – State Bar of Georgia President Charles Ruffin
“Upon our admission to practice law, we were given a great opportunity: an opportunity to serve others. And for the past 68 years the members of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia have time and again seized upon this opportunity by serving both our profession and, just as importantly, the public. The Legal Food Frenzy presents us with our latest opportunity to serve and, in the process, an opportunity to take another step toward eradicating hunger among our fellow Georgians. It is my hope that you will join with me in seizing this opportunity to serve by participating in the 2014 Legal Food Frenzy.” – State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division President Darrell Sutton
Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Co-Chairs:
Jessica Nix
Lisa Robinson
Katherine Willett
(The Georgia Food Bank Association is comprised of seven regional Feeding America food banks which collectively distribute more than 103 million pounds of food annually to over 2,300 partner nonprofits with food assistance programs in all 159 counties in Georgia.)