Legal Food Frenzy

Legal Food Frenzy

Feeding Southwest Virginia, The Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks invite you to participate in the 2023 Legal Food Frenzy!

This campaign asks members of the legal community to form a team with their firm or interest group and contribute to fighting hunger in every corner of Virginia by donating, volunteering, and raising awareness for the issue of food insecurity in the Commonwealth. As part of a friendly competition, firms that have the largest impact for their region and beyond will be recognized with an invite to a special celebration and awards ceremony with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.

Last year, we had THREE teams from Southwest Virginia recognized by the Attorney General for outstanding contributions to Legal Food Frenzy including the now two-time winner of the AG’s Cup, the Law Office of James Steele.

Southwest Virginia’s 2022 Legal Food Frenzy Winners

  • Yugo Collins, 2022 Southwest Virginia Regional Winner
  • Appalachian School of Law, Winners of the 2022 Law School Cup
  • The Law Office of James Steele, 2021 AND 2022 Grand Prize Winner of the Attorney General’s Cup!

2021-2022 Official Food Bank Partners ($1,000+ Donated)

Appalachian School of Law Logo
Penn Stuart Attorneys at Law LogoYugo Collins Logo
Johnson Ayers and Matthews Counselors at Law Logo

Register Now to help grow our list of past Legal Food Frenzy Participants!

Altizer, Walk & WhiteGuynn Waddell Carrol & Lockaby PCRosenbaum Law
Appalachian School of LawJohnson, Ayres & MatthewsSmyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Bolling & Hearl, PCJones, King, Downs & PeelSnodgrass Law Firm
Bruce H. Russell IILegal Aid Society of Roanoke ValleySpilman Thomas & Battle PLLC
Brumley LawLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLPTate Law
Carrico LawLTC Holdings, Inc.The Law Office of James Steele, PLLC
Cranwell & Moore PLCM. Kathryn MayburyWampler
Ely Law GroupMark B. FenykWashington County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Fishwick & Associates PLCMichael E. UntiedtWoods Rogers PLC
Frankl Miller Webb & MoyersMorrison Law OfficeYugo Collins
Frith Anderson & PeakeNester Froeschl
Gentry Locke AttorneysOPN Law PLC
Glenn Feldmann Darby & GoodlattePenn Stuart
Glenn Robinson Cathey Memmer & SkaffRoanoke Valley Paralegal Association

Competition Rules for 2023

In 2023, there are plenty of opportunities to earn points for your firm, office, or legal interest group!

All legal organizations with 99 or fewer employees will compete for a regional award in Southwest Virginia, based on your office location. Feeding Southwest Virginia will calculate this regional award solely on a per capita points basis (total points divided by # of office staff). Points are earned through fundraising and monetary donation, volunteering and food donation as follows.

  • $1 donated / fundraised = 4 points
  • 1 pound of food donated = 1 point
  • Early registration bonus (before April 1) = 100 points
  • Sign up to volunteer as a group = 500 points (one time only)
  • Refer another firm as a first time participant = 1000 points per referral*
    • To be eligible for referral bonus, the first time participant must earn points.  

Private firm locations with 100 employees or more (large firm) will compete on a STATEWIDE level, with two chances to win! There will be one statewide award for large firm per capita giving and one statewide award for total giving.

In addition to private, large firm awards, there will be two statewide winners, respectively, for the ‘Corporate Legal Department,’ ‘Law School,’ and ‘Government & Public Service’ categories (one award for per capita giving and one award for total giving).

Finally, there will be ONE OVERALL STATEWIDE WINNER for the most money raised per capita of any participating entity with at least five office employees.

Firms with multiple office locations in different food bank regions must register each participating office separately. Points from multiple firm offices located in different regions will not be tallied together for the purposes of statewide recognition.

Please reach out to Joe Kessler or Joan Hawsey (contact info below) for more information or clarification on 2023 Legal Food Frenzy rules.

Statewide Recognition and Awards Ceremony with the Virginia Attorney General

Southwest Virginia Regional (1- 99 people, most raised per capita)

Statewide Large Private Firm (100+ people, most raised per capita, most total giving)

Legal Department (Most raised per capita, most total giving)

Law School (Most raised per capita, most total giving)

Government & Public Service (Most raised per capita, most total giving)

Further Local Recognition

In addition to potential recognition through awards, all participants raising at least $1000 for Feeding Southwest Virginia will be named an official Food Bank Corporate Partner. Corporate Partners receive recognition on Social Media, on the Food Bank Webpage, and will receive special digital supporter banners for use on any marketing collateral in 2023.

We will also have local prizes for competition categories that are not part of the formal statewide effort. Contact Feeding Southwest Virginia for more information about this.

Questions about registration, rules? Need help brainstorming?

Salem OfficeAbingdon Office
Joseph Kessler
Director of Corporate Relations Development Officer
Joan Hawsey
Development and Volunteer Coordinator