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. The drive runs from March 1-31.
In 2014 Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s March Against Hunger food drive competition generated $49,177 and 8,188 pounds of food for the state’s food banks this year.
The sixth annual food drive competition was between 43 participating law and nonprofit groups from Indiana and Kentucky. To help coordinate the donations, Zoeller teamed up with the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) which serves as the umbrella organization for 11 regional food banks.
“For the sixth year in a row the members of my profession have stepped up to help put food on the tables of those struggling and in need of the most basic necessities,” Zoeller said. “These participants deserve recognition for selflessly giving their time and money to a worthy cause. With their help we were able to help countless families.”
Winners from all six divisions will receive a trophy known as the “Attorney General’s Cup” for collecting the most donations including:
- Extra Large Division – Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Elkhart) – 665 pounds of food and $15,218.93 in monetary donations
- Large Division – Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP (Merrillville) – 1,569 pounds of food and $4,121 in monetary donations
- Medium Division – Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy LLP (Terre Haute) – $2,400 in monetary donations
- Small Division – Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP (South Bend) – 95 pounds of food and $1,150 in monetary donations
- Sole Proprietor – Steven Douglas Law Office (Elletsville) – $1,410 in monetary donations
- Public/Non-Profit – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office (Evansville) – 2,095 pounds of food and $5,000 in monetary donations.