Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined forces once again with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) for the third annual March Against Hunger food drive, which is scheduled for March 14-31.
The March Against Hunger is a competition between law firms to raise donations — either of nonperishable foods or direct monetary donations — for Indiana’s 11 regional food banks.
“While there are some hopeful signs of an economic recovery on the horizon, for many in our state the harsh realities of unemployment and financial difficulties leave them desperate to buy the basic food essentials to feed their families. For the third year I am calling upon the members of my profession to step up and do what attorneys do best — serve the interests of others,” Zoeller said. “The food banks in Indiana are facing a critical shortage of supplies due to the increase in the need to help put food on the table of our fellow Hoosiers. I’ve been very proud of the past support by the many members of the ISBA, and I hope for greater support this year to meet the greater need.”
In 2010 Zoeller presented the Attorney General’s Cup to the biggest donating firms in three categories. Barnes & Thornburg LLP was the winner of the large firm division; Rubin & Levin placed first in the small firm and solo practitioner division; and the Office of the U.S. Trustee Indianapolis/Region 10 won the public/nonprofit division. This year’s categories will be the same, recognizing a winner in each category who collects the most donations.
Go to http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2773.htm to sign up to participate in this year’s statewide competition. Firms may sign up anytime before the competition begins or during the collection period of March 14-31. For more information, please contact Michelle Mayer at the Office of the Attorney General at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317/234-6668.