Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that attorneys throughout Georgia raised a total of $829,239 during the 12th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraising competition. This equates to 3.2 million meals that the state’s regional food banks will then distribute to Georgia children, seniors and families in need.
“We are grateful to the attorneys across our state who have joined us in the fight to end hunger by participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy,” Carr said. “Together, we helped deliver the equivalent of 3.2 million meals to our regional food banks as they prepare for an expected summer surge. As school winds down and students spend more time at home, we encourage Georgians to to continue donating so we can ensure our children are well fed all year round.”
In total, nearly 200 law firms and legal organizations representing more than 14,000 members of the Georgia legal community competed for the fundraiser’s two major prizes: the Attorney General’s Cup awarded to the team with the most points per person and Bar President’s Award given. to the team with the most total points. For every $1 raised, teams earned four points in the contest.
“I am extremely proud of the generosity of everyone who participated in the Legal Food Frenzy,” said Sally Akins, president of the State Bar of Georgia. “I want to thank everyone for their efforts, especially the YLD Legal Food Frenzy Committee.”
Habachy Law of Atlanta won the Attorney General’s Cup for the tenth consecutive year, earning 94,222 points per person. Coleman Talley LLP won the Bar President’s Award for the fourth time, earning 226,874 total points. Additional winners were named in seven award categories based on organization type and size.
“Georgia food banks are incredibly grateful to celebrate 12 years of partnership with an overwhelmingly generous and supportive community of legal professionals,” said Danah Craft, Executive Director of Feeding Georgia. “The funds raised through Food Frenzy will positively impact so many of Georgia’s most vulnerable children, seniors and families this summer who might otherwise have struggled to put food on the table.”
Since its inception in 2012, Georgia Legal Food Frenzy has donated the equivalent of over 16 million meals to food banks across the state.
The annual competition is open to all attorneys in the state of Georgia with special award categories for sole practitioners; small, medium and large enterprises; corporate/internal consulting; judges; and legal organizations. All funds raised are donated to the regional food bank that serves each competitor’s respective community.
The Legal Food Frenzy is led by a team of young lawyers who oversee the promotion of the competition throughout the state. The 2023 effort was led by Young Lawyers Division Legal Food Frenzy Co-chairs Amanda L. Szokoly and Caroline Scalf, as well as regional representatives listed at galelegalfoodfrenzy.org/leadership.
A complete list of the 12th Annual Legal Food Frenzy winners can be found on the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy website.