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Attorneys collect $55k, 10k pounds of food in competition

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The March Against Hunger food drive competition among legal organizations in Indiana and Kentucky has raised the equivalent of 143 tons of food, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General announced Wednesday.

The 44 participating groups collected $55,455 and 10,655 pounds of food for local food banks. This is the fifth year for the food drive started by Attorney General Greg Zoeller, the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.

To encourage contributions, the AG’s office hands out trophies to the firms or organizations that collect the most donations in six categories. The winners this year are:
•    Extra Large Division – Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Elkhart) – 784 pounds of food and $16,190 in monetary donations
•    Large Division – Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP (Merrillville) – 1,675 pounds of food and $7,153 in monetary donations
•    Medium Division – Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy LLP (Terre Haute) – $2,510 in monetary donations
•    Small Division – Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP (South Bend) – 29 pounds of food and $1,570 in monetary donations
•    Sole Proprietor – Steven Douglas Law Office (Elletsville) – $1,685 in monetary donations
•    Public/Non-Profit – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office (Evansville) – 2,295 pounds of food and $5,000 in monetary donations.

“As a fellow lawyer, I am particularly proud of the fact that lawyers from all corners of the state rose to the occasion to serve Hoosiers in need,” said ISBA President Daniel B. Vinovich. “It’s opportunities like this annual food drive that allow us to serve beyond our clients.”

Last year, the participating firms raised through monetary and food donations the equivalent of 135 tons of food. According to the AG’s office, the competition has raised nearly 1 million pounds in food donations since it was started in 2009.

 

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