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Legal Food Frenzy 2012
Help Fight Hunger in Massachusetts!

Please in Massachusetts' third annual "Legal Food Frenzy" sponsored by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office in partnership with the legal community.

The Legal Food Frenzy is a benevolent competition within the legal community to raise funds and collect food to benefit food banks and their member agencies, food pantries and shelters during the spring, a traditionally slow time for donations

The second annual Legal Food Frenzy was expanded in 2011 to benefit all four Massachusetts Food Banks - The Greater Boston Food BankMerrimack Valley Food BankWorcester County Food Bank, and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.  These four Food Banks serve more than 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that help feed hungry families across the Commonwealth.  Over 60 law firms, law schools and legal associations participated in the competition in 2011 and collectively raised 377,000 pounds of food (which includes its equivalent in monetary donations), providing an additional 290,000 meals for hungry families in Massachusetts. See photos from the 2011 kickoff and the 2011 Legal Food Frenzy Cup award winners here.

In 2012, the Legal Food Frenzy will continue to benefit all four Massachusetts Food Banks and donations will serve the entire Commonwealth. The competition will be held from April 2, 2012 - April 13, 2012.

In these tough financial times, the role of food banks have become even more crucial as more and more Massachusetts 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.

Read the full report released by The Greater Boston Food Bank on hunger in Massachusetts here.

Our goal for the 2012 "Legal Food Frenzy" is to bring in 500,000 pounds of food (or its equivalent in monetary donations) during the two week campaign.

What is the "Legal Food Frenzy?"

  • Legal organizations to participate.
  • A volunteer coordinator from each organization receives campaign posters, creative (and fun) fundraising tips and guidance on how to run a campaign.
  • Non-perishable food items and money are collected during the "Legal Food Frenzy" campaign period. Note: $1 raised is treated as the equivalent of four pounds of food collected.
  • The legal organization that raises the most food and/or money per capita (most food/money raised as a percentage of total employees) during the two week period is awarded the Legal Food Frenzy Cup, a trophy which is presented by the Attorney General at a public event, in recognition of the winning organization's commitment to fighting hunger.
  • The winning organization's name is engraved on the trophy.
  • The Legal Food Frenzy Cup is held by the winning organization for one year.

How Can I participate?

Please fill out the or contact Mary Sullivan at or 617-963-2313 for more information or if you are interested in participating.

Click the link to find out more about the rules and some ideas pdf format of 2012 Legal Food Frenzy Rules and Ideas

This is a great opportunity to help hungry families in these tough times. We encourage you join in our efforts and help make a difference in someone's life today.

Thank You to the Following Participating Bar Associations

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
Boston Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association
Hampden County Bar Association
Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
Mass LGBTQ Bar Association
Plymouth County Bar Association
Women's Bar Association

2012 LFF Participating Legal Organizations

Alekman DiTusa, LLCMassachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Asian American Lawyers Association of Mass.McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Bacon Wilson, PCMintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
Berman DeValerio Moses Smith & Markey, LLC
Bingham McCutchen LLPMurphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
Boston College Law SchoolNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Boston OfficeNew England Law Boston
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Framingham Office Northeastern University Phi Alpha Delta
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Worcester OfficeNortheastern University School of Law
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLPNutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Cesari and McKenna, LLPOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLPPabian & Russell, LLC
Community Legal AidPierce, Davis + Perritano, LLP
Cooley LLPPlymouth County Bar Association
Crowley and CummingsPosternak Blankstein & Lund
Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C.Prince Lobel Tye, LLP
Donovan Hatem LLPRich May, P.C.
Essex County District Attorney's OfficeRobins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Ferriter & Ferriter AttorneysRobinson and Cole LLP
Fletcher Tilton PCRobinson Donovan, P.C.
Foley Hoag LLPRopes & Gray LLP
Franklin County Bar AssociationRubin and Rudman LLP
Gesmer Updegrove LLPSokolove Law/d50 Media
Hampden County Bar AssociationSuffolk University Law School
Hampden District Attorney's OfficeSugarman
Hampshire County Bar AssociationSugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Hanover Insurance: Outside Litigation E-Bill UnitThe McCormack Firm, LLC
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLPThompson & Thompson PC
Keegan Werlin LLPTodd & Weld LLP
Klein Hornig LLPUMass School of Law-Dartmouth
Law Office of Thomas M. LibbosWest, a Thompson Reuters Business
Lawson & Weitzen, LLPWilmerHale
Lian, Zarrow Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Mass. Teachers Assoc., Div. of Legal Services 


Greater Boston Food Bank
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
Merrimack Valley Food Bank
Worcester County Food Bank