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March Against Hunger Kicks Off 9th Year!

The Indiana State Bar is teaming up with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry for its ninth consecutive year to sponsor March Against Hunger, a food drive competition for lawyers to raise money for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks March 1-31. The competition is an opportunity for lawyers statewide to help put food on the tables of those struggling in our state. Since 2009, the March Against Hunger food drive has generated 70,019 pounds of food and $341,435.91 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.

This year in order to make it easier for food drive participants to donate, the competition will be a virtual campaign. Through a virtual food drive, your donation doubles or even triples the impact of your generosity, and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry is assured it can distribute the most-needed items to food banks across the state. To clarify, this competition no longer includes the collection of non-perishable food donations.

The winner in each of the following categories will be presented with the coveted “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy:
Solo Proprietor (1 lawyer)
Small Firm (2-11 lawyers)
Medium Firm (12-21 lawyers)
Large Firm (22-49 lawyers)
X-Large Firm (50+ lawyers)
Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar/Law School

Firms can sign up anytime before the competition begins or during the collection period. Click to sign up here

IMPORTANT!
When you donate through Feeding Indiana’s Hungry online portal via the link below, please be sure to include your firm and city in the field that says, “Comment, In Memory, Tribute.”

 

March Against Hunger on Crowdrise

AG Zoeller calls on Indiana legal community to March Against Hunger

AG partners with ISBA and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry for 8th annual food drive

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is once again calling on the legal community to help feed Indiana’s hungry by participating in the annual March Against Hunger.

Julio Alonso of Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Attorney General Greg Zoeller kick off the March Against Hunger in Bloomington.

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is teaming up with the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA)  and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry for the eighth consecutive year to sponsor the friendly food drive competition to raise both non-perishable food and monetary donations for Indiana’s 10 regional food banks. Thecompetition runs March 1-31.

“Lawyers are always called upon to help those in trouble or in need of legal services, and our March Against Hunger is a way for them to show how they serve the community in another visible, hands-on way,” Zoeller said. “I challenge law firms big and small to embrace this opportunity and take an active role in reducing food insecurity in our state.”

Zoeller visited Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington today to kick-off the month-long competition.

“Families and children in our neighborhoods face hunger every day and may not know how to get their next meal,” Hoosier Hills Executive Director Julio Alonso said. “The need continues to grow, which is why it is so critical to involve the community in this challenge to help struggling Hoosiers.”

Hoosier Hills member agencies serve an estimated 7,500 people each week and 25,800 individuals annually. They distribute food in several Indiana counties including Brown, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties.

Attorneys, law firms, local bar chapters and law schools statewide are all encouraged to join March Against Hunger and help put food on the tables of those struggling in Indiana.

“The March Against Hunger competition is the perfect opportunity to call on Indiana lawyers, who by their very nature want to serve, to help put food on the tables of those in need,” ISBA President Carol M. Adinamis said.

Since 2009, March Against Hunger has generated 62,459 pounds of food and $282,027.91 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.

“We are grateful for Attorney General Zoeller and the Indiana State Bar Association’s ongoing commitment to helping the 1.1 million Hoosiers at risk of hunger,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. “This competition is a great opportunity for attorneys to form lasting partnerships with regional food banks and pantries. Hunger touches every Hoosier county, year round. Volunteers and donors make a tremendous impact on the lives of our clients.”

The winner of March Against Hunger in each of the following categories will be presented with the coveted “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy:

  • Solo Proprietor (1 lawyer)
  • Small Firm (2-11 lawyers)
  • Medium Firm (12-21 lawyers)
  • Large Firm (22-49 lawyers)
  • X-Large Firm (50+ lawyers)
  • Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar
  • Law Schools

For law firms with multiple offices participating in the competition, the trophy will be presented to the office that collects the most in pounds per attorney (monetary donations + non-perishable food donations divided by the number of attorneys in the office). Every dollar raised will count as 5 pounds.

In addition to the “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy, the firm in each category that collects the most non-perishable food donations will receive a certificate.

Law firms can sign up to participate in March Against Hunger on the Indiana State Bar Association’s website here.

Press release from the Office of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

Indiana State Bar Association announces winners of March Against Hunger competition

MAH star logoThe Indiana State Bar Association Service Committee, in coordination with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), today announced the winners for this year’s March Against Hunger food drive competition. The following winners from each of the six divisions will receive the “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy at a local recognition event later this month:

  • Sole Proprietor – Steven Douglas Law Office, Ellettsville
    ($1,170 monetary donations)
  • Small Firm (2-11 persons) – Wilson Kehoe Winingham, Indianapolis
    ($1,180 monetary donations; 191 pounds of food)
  • Medium Firm (12-21 persons) – Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy, Terre Haute
    ($2,445 monetary donations)
  • Large Firm (22-49 persons) – Burke Costanza & Carberry, Merrillville
    ($4,302.70 monetary donations; 257 pounds of food)
  • X-Large Firm (50+ persons) – Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend & Elkhart offices
    ($13,670 monetary donations; 417 pounds of food)
  • Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Evansville
    ($3,000 monetary donations; 1,690 pounds of food)

“The lawyers in Indiana have always championed the March Against Hunger food drive competition and this year was no exception, raising more monetary donations and non-perishable food items than in previous years,” ISBA President Jeff R. Hawkins said. “I know that helping others is an emotionally rewarding experience and I’m proud of my profession’s participation.”

This year’s March Against Hunger food drive competition took place March 1-31 and included 39 participants statewide, generating 10,105 pounds of food and $50,228.20 in monetary donations. Since 2009, the food drive has generated a total of 62,459 pounds of food and $282,027.91 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks. Click here for a list of all 2015 participants.

“March Against Hunger is a great tradition that inspires a culture of serving and of giving back that helps put food on the table for many struggling families in our state,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said. “Thank you to the Indiana State Bar Association and law firms – big and small – that made this effort a priority and have helped grow this program year after year. Your generosity makes our Hoosier communities stronger.”

“We are grateful for the participation and generosity of so many attorneys, as well as for the leadership of Attorney General Zoeller and the Indiana State Bar Association to raise awareness of hunger,” FIsH Executive Director Emily Weikert Bryant said. “Our food banks are serving one in six Hoosiers who are at risk of hunger; that’s more than one million people. The food and funds contributed though the March Against Hunger drive this year will provide much-needed assistance to those in our communities who continue to struggle with hunger.”

7th Annual March Against Hunger Underway with the Indiana State Bar Association

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has teamed up with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General 10982488_10153029650600630_5751922984540651436_nand Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) for its seventh consecutive year to sponsor March Against Hunger, a friendly food drive competition to raise both non-perishable food and monetary donations for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks March 1-31.

 

The competition is an opportunity for attorneys statewide to help put food on the tables of those struggling in our state. Since 2009, the March Against Hunger food drive has generated 52,354 pounds of food and $231,799.00 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.

 

Firms can sign up any time during the collection period. Click here to register. For questions, contact Catheryne Pully at cpully@inbar.org or 800.266.2581. 

A special thanks to our 2015 participants:

Sole Proprietor

  1. The Law Office of Bryan K. Bullock
  2. Steven Douglas Law Office, PC
  3. Adedoyin Gomih Law, LLC

Small Firm (2-11 persons)

  1. Wilson Kehoe Winingham
  2. Roberge Law
  3. Hensley Legal Group, PC
  4. Delk McNally, LLP
  5. Jones Obenchain, LLP
  6. Lewis and Wilkins, LLP
  7. Richard A. Mann, PC
  8. Robert John & Associates, PC
  9. Wagner Reese, LLP
  10. O’Neill McFadden & Willett

Medium Firm (12-21 persons)

  1. Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP
  2. Hoover Hull Turner LLP
  3. Haller & Colvin, PC
  4. Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy
  5. Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom, LLP
  6. Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC
  7. Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP

Large Firm (22-49 persons)

  1. Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
  2. Faegre Baker Daniels (South Bend)
  3. Lewis Kappes PC
  4. Kopka Pinkus Dolin PC
  5. Church Church Hittle & Antrim (Fishers)
  6. Church Church Hittle & Antrim (Merrillville)
  7. Church Church Hittle & Antrim (Tipton)
  8. Kightlinger & Gray, LLP (Indianapolis)
  9. Kightlinger & Gray, LLP (Evansville)
  10. Kightlinger & Gray, LLP (Merrillville)
  11. Kightlinger & Gray, LLP (New Albany)
  12. Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

X-Large Firm (50+ persons)

  1. Lewis Wagner, LLP
  2. Faegre Baker Daniels (Indianapolis)
  3. Faegre Baker Daniels (Fort Wayne)
  4. Barnes & Thornburg LLP (South Bend)
  5. Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Fort Wayne)
  6. Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Elkhart)
  7. Ice Miller LLP

Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar

  1. Indiana State Bar Association
  2. Office of the Indiana Attorney General
  3. Indiana State Senate
  4. Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
  5. Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office
  6. Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  7. Allen County Bar Association
  8. Lake County Bar Association
  9. Hendricks County Bar Association
  10. Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc.
  11. Women Lawyers Association

Indiana State Bar Association sponsors 7th Annual March Against Hunger competition

MAH star logoThe Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is teaming up with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) for its seventh consecutive year to sponsor March Against Hunger, a friendly food drive competition to raise both non-perishable food and monetary donations for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks March 1-31.

The competition is an opportunity for attorneys statewide to help put food on the tables of those struggling in our state. Since 2009, the March Against Hunger food drive has generated 52,354 pounds of food and $231,799.00 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.

The winner in each of the following categories will be presented with the coveted “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy:

  • Solo Proprietor (1 lawyer)
  • Small Firm (2-11 lawyers)
  • Medium Firm (12-21 lawyers)
  • Large Firm (22-49 lawyers)
  • X-Large Firm (50+ lawyers)
  • Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar

Sign up to participate by clicking “Register“. Firms can sign up any time before the competition begins or during the collection period.

For questions, contact Catheryne Pully at cpully@inbar.org or 800.266.2581.

Donations & Food Banks:

Your donations will be weighed at the regional food bank serving your county, which you will select during the registration process. Note: Every dollar raised by your firm/organization will count as 5 lbs. and will be added to your total. Please refer to the list below for information specific to your food bank (to include address, contact person and who to make checks payable to). You will be responsible for scheduling a time to drop off your donations (some food banks do pick up).

Attorney General Zoeller Kicks off the 2012 March Against Hunger Food Drive

Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined forces once again with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) for the fourth annual March Against Hunger food drive.

March Against Hunger is a friendly competition between law firms to raise the most donations – either of non perishable foods or direct monetary contributions – for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks.

“Food banks across the state have been struggling to keep up with the needs of the hungry that have increased due to the long recession,” Zoeller said. “For the fourth year, I am calling upon the members of my profession to step up and do what attorneys do best – serve the interests of others. This is no time to let up so I’m doubling our efforts to include four weeks instead of two as in years past. I’ve been very proud of the past support by the many members of the Indiana State Bar Association and I hope for greater support this year to meet the greater need.”

In 2011, 50 law firms in Indiana and Kentucky participated in the March Against Hunger and raised more than 6,000 pounds of food and $27,574 – which combined is the equivalent of 143,986 pounds (or 72 tons) of assistance.

Zoeller presented the 2011 Attorney General’s Cup to the biggest donating firms in four categories.

  • Barnes & Thornburg – Large firm
  • Fleschner Stark Tanoos & Newlin in Terre Haute – Medium firm
  • Tuesley Hall Konopa – South Bend – Small firm
  • Department of Justice/Office of the US Trustee in Indianapolis – Public/Nonprofit
The categories for the 2012 March Against Hunger are:
  •  Large firm (50+)
  •  Medium (10-49)
  •  Small and solo practitioner (1-9)
  •  Public/Nonprofit
The Attorney General’s Cup will once again be presented to the firm collecting the most donations in each division. This year’s campaign will run March 1-31. Law firms can sign up to participate any time before or during the March Against Hunger. For more information or to sign up, visit the Attorney General’s website: http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2773.htm

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Announces 2011 Hoosier Hunger Heroes
Hunger Hero award publicly recognizes partners for their role in alleviating hunger in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN  (September 22, 2011)  Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the statewide association of Indiana’s Feeding America affiliated food banks, is pleased to announce the recipients of its third annual Hoosier Hunger Hero award, an award created to honor and recognize individuals and partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in Indiana.

Last year, one in six Hoosiers was at risk of not having enough to eat, and the rate for Hoosier children was as high as one in four.  The member food banks of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food in 2010 through 1,700 partner agencies like pantries, soup kitchens, after school programs, and congregate meal sites. 

Feeding Indiana’s Hungry today honored Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.  For the third consecutive year, Zoeller partnered with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to call on law firms and lawyers to raise money and food donations benefiting 11 regional food banks. The 2011 March Against Hunger raised more than 6,000 pounds of food and $27,574, which combined is the equivalent of 143,986 pounds (or 72 tons) of assistance.

“All members of the legal profession take an oath to serve the interests of their clients above their own,” Zoeller said. “It has been heartwarming to see the response of attorneys in Indiana step up to help the food banks in our state serve those who struggle to feed their families. As Attorney General I’m honored to accept this recognition on behalf of all attorneys who have helped fulfill our oath.”


Feeding Indiana’s Hungry also honored Bob Forney.  Mr. Forney was a Hoosier and the Founding President and CEO of The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), an international organization that works collaboratively to reduce world hunger by securing more food and enhancing the ability to efficiently distribute food through food banks and food bank networks around the globe.  Mr. Forney served as President and CEO of Feeding America, the largest U.S. charitable domestic hunger relief organization. Previously, Mr. Forney was President and CEO of the Chicago Stock Exchange Inc.  Mr. Forney passed away unexpectedly last August.
“The Hunger Heroes we are honoring represent the finest examples of Hunger Relief Advocates there are,” said Jane Avery, president of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and executive director of Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. “Bob Forney spent his life helping feed people on the national level and Attorney General Greg Zoeller has used his statewide influence to feed hungry Hoosiers. These fine individuals deserve our respect and appreciation for their immense contributions to hunger relief,” said Avery.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller launches third annual March Against Hunger challenge

Friendly food drive competition among attorneys benefits 11 regional food banks
Terre Haute, Ind. – Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited the Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank today to kick off the third annual March Against Hunger food drive competition for attorneys. For the third consecutive year, Zoeller is partnering with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) to call on law firms and lawyers to raise money and food donations benefitting 11 regional food banks.

“While there are some hopeful signs of an economic recovery on the horizon, for many the harsh realities of unemployment and financial difficulties continue to leave them desperate to buy the basic food essentials to feed their families,” Zoeller said.  “I appreciate the Indiana State Bar Association joining me once more in the call to members of our profession to step up and do what attorneys do best – serve the interests of others.”
The competition among law offices to collect donations starts March 14 and ends March 31. Firms may make monetary contributions or donations of nonperishable food items. Every dollar raised will be counted as five pounds of food. In 2009, 45 participating law offices across Indiana generated the equivalent of more than 77 tons of food. In 2010, 31 offices participated raising more than 50 tons of food.

“We are very thankful for the continued support and generosity of Attorney General Zoeller and the legal community. Their help enables our food banks to distribute additional food around the state,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of FIsH. “Last year our food banks distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food, but the need has not diminished. Every little bit helps.”

FIsH is a public-private partnership linking hunger service providers, food producers, and processors to more effectively identify and deliver services to the 11 regional foodbanks around the state. In a study conducted last year by FIsH, it was determined that more than 694,500 people, including 295,857 children, receive emergency food assistance each year through the 11 regional food banks. On a weekly basis, an estimated 117,900 Hoosiers receive emergency food assistance each week from a food pantry, soup kitchen or other agency, the study found.
Firms will compete in four divisions for the Attorney General’s cup: large law firms of 50 
attorneys or more, medium-sized firms of 10 – 49 attorneys, small and sole practitioners of one to nine attorneys, and public and nonprofit attorneys. The largest-donating law office in each division will receive a trophy.
Previous March Against Hunger challenge winners include:
Large firms
 (>25 attorneys)
Small & Sole Practitioners
(1-25 attorneys)
Public & Non-profit attorneys
2009
Barnes & Thornburg – Statewide
Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders – Evansville
Philip H. Siegel – Evansville
2010
Barnes & Thornburg – Statewide
Rubin & Levin, P.C. – Indianapolis
Dept. of Justice/Office of the U.S. Trustee – Indianapolis

 The 11 regional food banks that serve parts of Indiana and are members of FIsH are:

Muncie: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana – serving Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay,
Madison, Randolph and Wabash counties

Bloomington: Hoosier Hills Food Bank – serving Brown, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties

Evansville: Tri-State Food Bank – serving Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburg and Warrick counties

Fort Wayne: Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana – serving Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties

Gary: Food Bank of Northwest Indiana – serving Lake and Porter Counties

Indianapolis: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.  – serving Bartholomew, Boone, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Union and Wayne counties

Lafayette: Food Finders Food Bank – serving Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Miami, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White counties

South Bend: Food Bank of Northern Indiana – serving Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph counties

Terre Haute: Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank – serving Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties

Cincinnati, Ohio: Free Store Food Bank, Inc. –serving Indiana counties Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio and Switzerland

Louisville, Ky. Dare to Care Food Bank – serving Indiana counties Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison and Washington

To sign up to participate in this year’s statewide competition, click here to visit the Attorney General’s March Against Hunger webpage. Firms may sign up any time before the competition begins or during the collection period of March 14-31. For more information, please contact Michelle Mayer, Director of Outreach Services for the Indiana Office of the Attorney General at michelle.mayer@atg.in.gov or 317-234-6668.
Hoosiers not employed by a law firm who want to donate can contribute nonperishable foods at a participating firm or by visiting the FIsH Web site at http://feedingindianashungry.org/. Donation totals and competition winners will be announced after the March Against Hunger food drive concludes March 31. A list of participating firms will be posted at http://www.atg.in.gov/

March Against Hunger is Rolled Out Statewide