A legal food frenzy


During the first two weeksof April law firms across Virginia were challenged to raise food for their local food banks in the second annual Legal Food Frenzy, commissioned by Attorney General Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Bar Association. A law firm with offices in Old Town, LeClair Ryan, placed second in the tournament.
“I am proud of everyone in the legal profession, said LeClairRyan attorney Katja Hill, who served as statewide co-chair of the inititaive.  The real winners are those Virginians who will receive warm meals thanks to the Legal Food Frenzy.”
Hill’s co-workers rose to the occasion, hosting silent auctions and daily contests, the culmination of which was attorney Steven D. Brown shaving his head after his challenge of raising 50,000 pounds of food was met and exceeded. If having my head shaven provides one additional needy family with a meal, I am pleased to do it,” Brown said.
At the beginning of the Food Frenzy, the Attorney Generals office challenged the Virginia legal community to raise over 1 million pounds, doubling the amount raised in 2007.  Answering the challenge, the 181 law firms combined to raise 1.3 million pounds, enough to provide one million meals.