This spring, law firms across Virginia competed in the Third Annual Legal Food Frenzy to raise food for the Central Virginia Food Bank. There were 72 law firms competing in the 2009 competition. The lawyers and staff of Allen & Allen answered the challenge by raising 30,001 pounds of food for this worthy cause. The Firm took the Second Place Award in the Medium Sized Firm Category for the Most Food Raised.
The Legal Food Frenzy in Central Virginia exceeded last year’s contributions by over 28%, raising 836,221 pounds of food, and contributed over 50% of the total pounds for the entire state which was a staggering 1,652,732 pounds! The Central Virginia Food Bank was founded in 1980 to procure and distribute food efficiently and effectively to feeding programs throughout the area. Since then, their service area has grown to include 31 counties and five cities in the Central Virginia region. They currently distribute food through a network of more than 500 network partner agencies, which includes more than 130 child care providers serving needy children. Additionally the Central Virginia Food Bank serves as many as 4,000 daily meals in the summer and 2,000 daily meals during the school year to needy children.