VALDOSTA, GA – On Thursday, May 16, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced the results of the 2013 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. The food and fund raising event benefits the state’s seven regional food banks. This year’s event brought in a 38% increase with 840,958 pounds of food, over last year’s event.
Olens announced the winner of the Medium-Size Firm category for both employee and total pounds raised, which went to Valdosta’s own Coleman Talley LLP. The firm raised 43,756 pounds in food with 931 pounds per employee. This is the second year the firm has been recognized for their efforts.
“We are very grateful for the hard work and contributions from the partners and employees of the firm; in addition we extend our sincerest thanks to those in the business community who joined our efforts to make this a huge success,” said Bill Holland, Coleman Talley partner and member of the Second Harvest of South Georgia Board of Directors.
Georgia Legal Food Frenzy
The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy synchronizes with the end of the school year to help the food banks prepare for the summer. The demands for food increases during the summer months because children who depend on free or reduced school lunches are at home. Nearly 60% of Georgia’s public school students receive either a free or reduced lunch each day.
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