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In Our Community: Legal Food Frenzy to provide 105,000 meals for food bank
06112018 COMMUNITY Legal Food Frenzy
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP receives the champion bowl after winning first place for collecting and donating more than $8,000 and 55 pounds of food during this year’s Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition. From left are David Dickerson, Cara Mitchell, Chris Walker, Bethany Sauls-Magnus, John Gram and Lucy Henry. - photo by For The Times

The North Georgia legal community donated nearly $21,000 and 834 pounds of food for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank as part of the seventh annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

The competition collected enough money and shelf-stable food to help provide more than 105,000 meals to those in need throughout Hall, Lumpkin, Union, Dawson and Forsyth counties. This year’s competition resulted in a 23 percent increase in funds donated from last year.

The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Georgia Legal Food Frenzy asks Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom during the statewide food drive benefiting the state’s eight regional food banks. This year’s competition attracted 14 local firms.

Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP placed first, donating $8,330.91 and 55 pounds of food. Stewart, Melvin and Frost LLP placed second, donating $5,735 and 39 pounds of food. Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar LLP placed third, donating $1,567 and 59 pounds of food.

For more information about Georgia Mountain Food Bank, including ways your organization can help host a local food or funds drive, visit gamountainfoodbank.org.

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