71% of the people we serve live in poverty. Nearly half of them have had to choose between buying food and paying for utilities, rent, mortgage or medical care.
The “Legal Food Frenzy” is a 2-week long benevolent competition, open to all legal organizations, to raise funds and collect food items for food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters during a traditionally slow time for donations. It is a statewide program serving nearly 800 hunger-relief agencies.
All food and funds collected by the legal community in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties will benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to aid hungry families in our region. The Food Bank has the largest service areas in the state, serving more than 200,000 food insecure neighbors annually. In 2013, the Food Bank was able to distribute more than 8 million pounds of food to people struggling with food insecurity.
Last year, thanks to generous legal organizations, nearly 4,000 pounds of food and over $12,000 were collected to support The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Every $1 donated will help provide 3 meals for someone in need!
|Law Firm /Law School||2014 Goal|
|Bacon Wilson, PC||$500|
|Northwestern District Attorney’s Office||$200|
|Robinson Donovan, P.C.||$600|
|the Franklin County Bar Association||$800|
|Law Office of Thomas M. Libbos||$1,300|
|Berkshire District Attorney’s Office||$1,800|
|Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP||$2,500|
|Hampshire County Bar Association||$3,000|
|Hampden County Bar Association & Hampden County District Attorney’s Office||$3,000|
|Ferriter & Ferriter Attorneys||$100|
|Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.||$100|
|WMASS Regional AGO||$750|
|Alekman DiTusa, LLC||$400|