Attorney General Honors Coleman Talley’s Efforts to Fight Hunger in South GA

| October 19, 2016

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta-based law firm Coleman Talley LLP received special recognition from Attorney General Sam Olens for their impressive efforts in this year’s Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund-raising event to benefit Georgia’s regional food banks.

The firm collected the equivalent of nearly 100,000 pounds of food this year, earning them their fifth consecutive win in the medium-sized firm category. Olens visited Valdosta to present this award to the partners of Coleman Talley. Representatives from Second Harvest of South Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association were also on hand to congratulate and thank the firm for their extraordinary efforts toward fighting hunger.

1 in 4 South Georgians struggle with food insecurity, including 1 in 3 area children. South Georgia has the highest rates of hunger in the state and among the highest in the nation. Though nationally food insecurity is trending down, the issue remains critical in this area.

The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a partnership between the Office of the Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division and the Georgia Food Bank Association, which is comprised of Georgia’s 8 Regional Food Banks. For two weeks each April, over 280 law firms and legal organizations engage in a friendly competition to raise the most food and funds for the Food Banks. Although it is a statewide competition, funds and food collected by participants benefit the regional Food Bank that serves their community. In 5 years, the Legal Food Frenzy has raised over 5 million pounds of food for the Food Banks. Next year’s Legal Food Frenzy will take place April 17-28, 2017.

“I am honored to once again present Coleman Talley LLP with these awards. Their ongoing commitment to addressing hunger during the Legal Food Frenzy has been outstanding, and they have truly set an example of generosity for the rest of the legal community,” said Attorney General Sam Olens.

“We are blessed to have an incredible partner like Coleman Talley who is so committed to helping us provide for our neighbors in need. Their support is crucial to our ability to help provide food to those in our area struggling with food insecurity,” said Second Harvest of South Georgia CEO Frank Richards.

“Coleman Talley LLP is thankful for the opportunity to participate and contribute to such a worthwhile cause. We appreciate sincerely the efforts of the Attorney General as well as the Georgia Food Bank Association and Second Harvest of South Georgia in addressing the issue of food insecurity which is important not only to the State of Georgia but to South Georgia as well.”

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