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
- Large firm (50+)
- Medium (10-49)
- Small and solo practitioner (1-9)