“Legal Feeding Frenzy” to fight hunger in North Carolina is a Huge Success
Emily M. Melvin
North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein, recently announced the success of the “NC Legal Feeding Frenzy” in a live presentation. The Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual program, held in March, which supports NC-based food banks providing food across the state to those facing hunger. The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association’s, Young Lawyers Division, and the North Carolina Department of Justice.
Initially, the 2020 goal was to raise the equivalent of $75,000 in food to distribute to the food banks. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring in March, the goal was quickly raised to $100,000, and within 72 hours of raising the 2020 goal, the Legal Feeding Frenzy had raised over $150,000.
Attorneys Emily Melvin and Carson Lane were the team leaders for Ellis & Winters’ participation. Under their leadership, and encouragement, the firm raised the equivalent of 55,454 pounds of food, and was the state winner in the medium-size firm category.
We at Ellis & Winters, thank each person across the state that participated in this worthy program, and look forward to the 2021 event.