11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Generates 3.5 Million Meals for State’s Food Banks
Mar 3, 2023
Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2022 – Members of the Georgia legal community recently rallied together to help raise much-needed funds to fight hunger with the 11th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition. The two-week fundraising initiative raises awareness of food insecurity throughout Georgia, and this year 189 legal teams raised $880,248.08 statewide. The Atlanta area participants aided the Atlanta Community Food Bank by raising $682,424, the equivalent of more than 2.7 million meals across their 29-county service area. The annual drive is held in partnership with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and Feeding Georgia (f.k.a. Georgia Food Bank Association).
“Even as the worst of the pandemic appears to be behind us, many Georgia families continue to struggle with the fallout, recovering economically but continuing to struggle to make ends meet. The current inflationary environment puts added pressure on limited food budgets. We are incredibly grateful to Atlanta’s legal community for continuing this meaningful partnership and helping us fight hunger,” said Kyle Waide, President and CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank “Their support comes at such a critical time; the impact of this collective effort will go a long way!”
Funds raised through the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy will directly impact the Food Bank’s continued efforts to provide access to nutritious food and critical resources for food insecure families, seniors, and adults across metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
Below are the Atlanta Area Winners of the 2022 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition:
• Grand Prize Attorney General’s Cup Winner Habachy Law
• Grand Prize Bar President’s Award Winner Greenberg Traurig, LLP
• Large Firm Winner Total Points Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals
• Legal Organization Winner Georgia Tech Office of the General Counsel
The following are the Atlanta Area Regional Awards Winners:
• Law School Winner Georgia State University College of Law
• Rookie of the Year — The Home Depot
• Hunger Relief Warrior — Sarah Ernst, Alston & Bird
“Between inflation and the financial downturn – even those of us with jobs and financial security are rightfully worried about the future. Unfortunately, that puts the Atlanta Community Food Bank in an even more difficult position – finding donors willing to give while navigating the ever-increasing costs of food and transportation,” said Joe Habachy, Grand Prize Attorney General’s Cup Winner of the 2022 Legal Food Frenzy. “My heart goes out to this organization and to the people they help. We simply cannot take a break from fundraising for families and children who suffer from food insecurity. The food frenzy is such a great opportunity for me to invest just 12 days into doing all I can to help.”
A complete list of the 2022 winners may be found on the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Website.
For more information about the Atlanta Community Food Bank or to learn how you can help visit www.acfb.org
About Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through more than 700 nonprofit partners, we help more than 715,00 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.