March Against Hunger food drive underway

Indiana AG Greg Zoeller kicked off the March Against Hunger.
Indiana AG Greg Zoeller kicked off the March Against Hunger.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller launched the sixth annual statewide March Against Hunger food drive competition during a news conference in Fort Wayne Monday.

Community Harvest Food Bank is one of 11 regional food banks in Indiana that partner with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry or FIsH – an organization which helps link Indiana’s resources to feed those in need. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office has joined FIsH and the Indiana State Bar Association to challenge law firms to donate goods and raise money for these food banks.

“This friendly, food-drive competition gives us an opportunity to highlight the struggles of food banks and those in need – particularly during this harsh winter when the costs of just heating your home have been significant,” Zoeller said. “It also shows how lawyers in our state step up to serve in time of need.  We’re grateful for the partnerships with Feedings Indiana’s Hungry, local food banks and law groups which selflessly pull together each year to give back to the communities we serve.”

To sign up to participate, visit www.marchagainsthunger.org or www.in.gov/attorneygeneral. The deadline to donate is March 31.

In 2013, 52 law groups participated in March Against Hunger and raised 10,065 pounds of food and $55,455.  Overall, the program has raised a total of 44,166 pounds of food and $182,622 since 2009.

This year the “Attorney General’s Cup” will be presented to the firm in each of the six categories that collects the most donations:

• Sole Proprietor
• Small firm (2-11 persons)
• Medium firm (12-21 persons)
• Large firm (22-49 persons)•

X-Large firm (50+ persons)

Public/non-profit firm

 

Those not employed by a law firm can contribute nonperishable foods at a participating firm listed at www.in.gov/attorneygeneral or a FIsH food bank listed at www.feedingindianashungry.org.

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