Georgia Legal Food Frenzy’s money, food fundraiser for Georgia Food Banks underway

(WTVM) - From now through May 2, 2014, the Columbus, Georgia legal community is participating in the Third Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to raise donations for Feeding the Valley.

Begun by Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is designed to help supply the needed nourishment for our community's children who qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year.

Nearly 70 percent of Georgia's public school students are eligible for either a free or reduced lunch at school each day. For some of those students, the only meal they receive on a given day is from school. In fact, teachers often pack lunches for students to take home with them over the weekend. During the summer, many of these families turn to Georgia's food banks, including our local food bank, Feeding the Valley, Inc.

Law firms throughout Columbus and the surrounding counties are participating in the Legal Food Frenzy to help raise needed monetary and food donations for Feeding the Valley.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to help fill a need in our community" said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is serving as the Honorary Co-Chair for the Legal Food Frenzy in the Columbus area. "Feeding the Valley does tremendous work and any opportunity we have to arm them with the supplies they need to do their job should be embraced."

If you would like to make a contribution, you can bring a financial or food donation to any area attorney before May 2, 2014.

In addition, several local restaurants are also participating by contributing a portion of their food and beverage sales on select days during the Legal Food Frenzy. Dine at one of these participating restaurants on the following days and mention the Food Frenzy, and a portion of your bill will be donated to Feeding the Valley.

Tuesday, April 22 – The Loft (Dinner Only) – 10%

Thursday, April 24 – Iron Bank Coffee Company – 10%

Tuesday, April 28 – Your Pie – 10%

Thursday, May 1 – EPIC – 15%

"Although the Legal Food Frenzy is a state wide event, every dollar raised in the Columbus area will stay here in our community," says local attorney Andrea Flandry.

The statewide goal for the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is to raise more than 1 million pounds of food, or the equivalent dollar amount, for their food banks.

You can learn more about the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy at or by liking their Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, you may contact any of the local co-chairs listed below:

Andrea Flandry – (706) 256-5302
Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford
P.C. Synovus Centre
1111 Bay Avenue 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901

Whitney O'Hara – (706) 243-5618
Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford
P.C. Synovus Centre
1111 Bay Avenue 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901

David Rayfield – (706) 324-0050
Pope McGlmary Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC
1111 Bay Avenue, Suite 405
Columbus, GA 31901

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