Cooper Hurley Donates $500 to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has donated $500 to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore at the end of the Legal Food Frenzy.
We were happy to take part in the competition in which law firms across the state compete to raise vital money for food banks.
Since its inception, the Legal Food Frenzy has raised enough money to purchase over 15.6 million pounds of food for needy Virginians. Law firms across the state and law schools seek to raise as much money or get in as many food donations as possible. The winners are invited to a special awards ceremony hosted by the Attorney General of Virginia.
Typically, young people and the elderly face the worst food insecurity in the Commonwealth. A study by Feeding America found more than 935,000 Virginians are considered “food insecure.” Often those lacking food are children, older people, disabled adults, and working adults who are unemployed or underemployed and struggle to pay their bills.
During the Legal Food Frenzy, lawyers and paralegals, law offices, courts and law schools across Virginia take part in a two-week April campaign to raise food and funds for local food banks. This was the 13th year the Legal Food Frenzy has been co-sponsored by the Attorney General’s office, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks and the VBA Young Lawyers Division.
The statewide event has raised 17 million pounds of food for Virginia’s food banks over the last dozen years and the need has never been greater. Food donations have fallen by 2.5 million pounds per year, operational costs are rising, and the total number of active donors per year is down a staggering 18 percent, the food bank states. However, the demand is as high as ever.
Food banks are serving more than a million people a year. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore since 1981.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers was happy to take part in the challenge to raise money for this great organization. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have a long track record of helping good causes in the Hampton Roads community and further afield.
We are regular supporters of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, Blankets for the Homeless, the Union Mission, Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, EdMarc Children’s Hospice in Portsmouth, the Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, ForKids, and Larchmont School’s RAT Race as well as many other great causes.
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