Special Photo ---- Helping to promote the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy are, from left, Michael Geoffroy, of LaMalva, Geoffroy & Oeland; Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; and Atlanta Community Food Bank Co-Op Program Coordinator David Delchamps.
The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association have joined forces to create the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund drive competition among Georgia law firms, law schools and legal organizations to support the Feeding America Food Banks in Georgia.
Michael Geoffroy, partner at LaMalva, Geoffroy & Oeland in Rockdale County, and Janene Browder, law clerk to Alcovy Circuit Judge Horace Johnson, who serves Newton and Walton counties, are acting as Newton County representatives for the Legal Food Frenzy and are recruiting other law firms to participate.
"The Food Frenzy is a great opportunity for lawyers to give back to their towns," Geoffroy said in a press release. "We have a great need here in Covington and we are taking it as a challenge to help as many hungry families, children and the elderly as we can."
Nearly 60 percent of Georgia's public school children are eligible for free and reduced lunch. The Legal Food Frenzy provides a much-needed supply of food and funds to the state's regional food banks to help the families of those kids during the summer months when schools are closed. The Legal Food Frenzy is timed to help meet that demand.
The 2013 goal is for law firms in 100 cities competing to raise the equivalent of 750,000 pounds of food for Georgia's regional food banks -- food that will stay in this region of the state and help in Newton County.
Law firms and groups that wish to participate can sign up at www.galegalfoodfrenzy.org. From now until May 3, organizations compete by collecting food and donations. Rules and resources are on the website.
Donations can be made online to the 501(c)(3) and the Food Bank will come to offices at the end of the drive to pick up whatever food has been collected.
For more information about the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, visit www.galegalfoodfrenzy.org or email Michael Geoffroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.