Legal Food Frenzy
Massachusetts' first annual "Legal Food Frenzy" to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank (The Food Bank) is being held from March 1, 2010 - March 12, 2010.
The "Legal Food Frenzy" is a benevolent competition sponsored by the legal community in Massachusetts designed to raise funds for The Food Bank. The AGO and local Bar Associations are working in partnership with the legal community to help get the word out about this worthy effort, on behalf of The Food Bank.
The goal of the campaign is to raise funds and collect food during a traditionally slow time for donations. All of the funds and food collected will go to The Food Bank to benefit hungry families across eastern Massachusetts.
The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Each year, it distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food and grocery products to more than 600 local hunger-relief agencies (such as food pantries and soup kitchens) throughout eastern Massachusetts.
In these tough financial times, the role of The Food Bank has become even more crucial as more and more of our residents are seeking help to put food on the table. There continues to be a significant need for more food, and the spring is the time of year when contributions are typically at their lowest.
Some hunger facts about Eastern Massachusetts:
- 320,000 people or 7% of the population uses emergency food programs annually.
- More than one in three households served has a child under the age of 18.
- Over 10% of those who receive emergency food assistance are 65 or older.
- 57% of the people served have to choose between food and rent, medicine, or heat.
The goal for the 2010 "Legal Food Frenzy" is to bring in 500,000 pounds of food (or its equivalent in monetary donations) during the two week campaign.
2010 Legal Food Frenzy Participants:
Law Firms and Legal Organizations
- Berman, Devalerio, Pease, Tabacco, Burt & Pucillo
- Beveridge & Diamond PC
- Bingham McCutchen LLP
- Bowditch and Dewey, LLP
- Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
- Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
- Corwin & Corwin, LLP
- Crowley and Cummings, LLC
- Deutsch William Brooks DeRensis & Holland, PC
- Foley & Lardner LLP
- Foley Hoag LLP
- Gesmer Updegrove LLP
- Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Keegan Werlin LLP
- Laredo & Smith, LLP
- Lawson & Weitzen, LLP
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
- McDermott Will & Emery
- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
- Moriarty & Associates, PC
- National Labor Relations Board
- Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
- O'Connor, Carnathan, and Mack, LLC
- Ogletree Deakins
- Pabian & Russell, LLC
- Petrucelly, Nadler & Norris, PC
- Pierce, Davis & Perritano, LLP
- Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP
- Robinson & Cole, LLP
- Ropes & Gray LLP
- Rubin and Rudman LLP
- Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
- Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC
- The McCormack Firm, LLC
- Todd & Weld LLP
- Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Boston University School of Law
- Harvard Law School
- New England School of Law
- Northeastern University School of Law
- Suffolk University Law School
Please contact Mary Sullivan at Mary.T.Sullivan@state.ma.us or 617-963-2313 if you have any questions or for more information.
Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Association
Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts