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Olens urges support for Legal Food Frenzy

State Attorney General Sam Olens has challenged attorneys across the state to raise the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food during the annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. Olens spoke to the Newton County Bar Association about the drive on Thursday. Shown, left to right, are Covington attorney David Ozburn and his father Alcovy Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn, Newton Bar Association President Michael Geoffroy, Olens, and attorney Janene Browder, law clerk for Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson. (Staff Photo: Alice Queen)

State Attorney General Sam Olens has challenged attorneys across the state to raise the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food during the annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. Olens spoke to the Newton County Bar Association about the drive on Thursday. Shown, left to right, are Covington attorney David Ozburn and his father Alcovy Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn, Newton Bar Association President Michael Geoffroy, Olens, and attorney Janene Browder, law clerk for Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson. (Staff Photo: Alice Queen)

COVINGTON — Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens spoke to the Newton County Bar Association Thursday, promoting the upcoming Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food and fund drive among Georgia lawyers.

Olens, who spoke at the group’s monthly meeting at Twelve Oaks, said he has set a goal of raising the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food in the competitive food drive.

The annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a competition among attorneys that benefits Georgia’s seven regional food banks. All food and funds raised in Newton County will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which serves food banks in Newton County.

“The Legal Food Frenzy is a great opportunity for Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom for a noble cause – reducing hunger in Georgia,” Olens said in a released statement. “I was thrilled by the tremendous response to last year’s competition and look forward to an even more successful drive this year. I encourage each and every lawyer in Georgia to join us in lending a helping hand to our less fortunate neighbors.”

This year’s competition will take place from April 21 to May 2. For more information on the Food Frenzy, go to www.galegalfoodfrenzy.org.