Join the Forrest Firm for Legal Feeding Frenzy in Support of NC Food Banks
March 15, 2018
Over 1.8 million North Carolinians are considered food insecure. This figure includes children, senior citizens, and disabled adults, as well as the unemployed and underemployed. In response to this urgent problem, the North Carolina Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Foundation, and Feeding the Carolinas have joined forces to create the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.
The Forrest Firm is proud to participate in the 2018 Legal Feeding Frenzy, a food and fundraising competition among law firms and legal services entities of all sizes to benefit the participating food banks that comprise Feeding the Carolinas. In this friendly competition, the law firm, school, or organization that raises the most food (based on a per person average—attorneys and staff) will be awarded the Attorney General’s Cup from North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. In addition, Stein will present awards in categories including: Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Law School, Public Interest, and Corporate/In-House Counsel. Government/public interest offices and corporate legal departments are encouraged to participate as well and will be grouped into the categories listed above based on size.
Attorneys from six Forrest Firm offices across the state are leading the firm’s fundraising efforts. Rachel Blunk, currently serving as Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, is leading the firm’s effort in Greensboro. Joining Blunk are Debra Ragin Jessup of the Winston-Salem office, Keith Richardson in Raleigh, Lyle Gravatt in Durham, Sean Wagner in Charlotte, and Andy Jones of the Wilmington office.
The Greensboro and Winston-Salem offices are raising food donations and money for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. The Raleigh, Durham, and Wilmington offices are working to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, while the Charlotte office is raising funds and food donations to the Metrolina Food Bank.
Follow the links for each office to support the Forrest Firm’s efforts to raise food and funds for the area food banks of Feeding the Carolinas.