Fight Hunger, Help Others in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy and Support Your Local Food Bank!

By Will Quick

Our section membership has a strong tradition of supporting and participating in pro bono and community service activities—both those planned and sponsored by the NCBA and those that you undertake on your own or with other organizations. We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and I am confident that each of you is doing your part.

Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 Million North Carolinians struggle with hunger—of those, nearly half a million are children. With public schools and many religious and nonprofit organizations that traditionally serve the food insecure in our communities being closed for indefinite periods, and government leaders calling for social distancing to help limit the spread of Coronavirus, that need is never more pressing than now.

One way great way to support your local community and participate in a traditional NCBA service project is to donate through the Legal Feeding Frenzy (LFF) effort currently underway. LFF—an annual food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms, law schools, and organizations—is a joint program of the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks, supported by a grant from the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment. LFF officially kicked off March 1 and runs through March 31, 2020 (but, don’t let the competition end date stop you from giving—the need goes on). Organizations that raise the most food (based on a per person average—attorneys and staff) are recognized with an “Attorney General’s Cup” (the categories include Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Law School, Public Interest, and Corporate/In-House Counsel).

If you would like to read more about the current need, I encourage you to visit the Feeding the Carolinas website for their special message on COVID-19 Hunger Relief.

Donate or register a LFF team today!

Will Quick is the chair of the Litigation Section Pro Bono Committee.