This year Allen & Allen attorneys and staff donated 38,573 pounds of food securing 2nd Place for Most Pounds Raised Per Capita in the Large Firm Category in the 6th Annual Legal Food Frenzy. The Frenesí legal por la comida is a friendly annual competition among Virginia law firms to raise food and monetary donations for the Central Virginia Food Bank.
This year’s contribution brings Allen and Allen’s total donations over five years to 135,230 pounds of food. Legal Food Frenzy donations make up the single largest annual contribution to FeedMore, a nonprofit coalition that includes Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, and the Central Virginia Food Bank.
The Central Virginia Food Bank has been aiding Virginia residents for more than thirty years, but is now facing unprecedented demand for its services. Over the last six years the number of Virginians facing hunger has grown by nearly 40% to over 1,000,000 people. The Legal Food Frenzy has lead the way in responding to this crisis by raising more than 7,000,000 pounds of food since its introduction in 2007. This massive effort has helped the Central Food Bank maintain its distribution and continue to bring food to those in need.