After four days of collecting steady donations, Miles Mediation and Arbitration Services overtook Georgia Tech’s Office of Legal Affairs atop the leaderboard of the Legal Food Frenzy, parlaying 20 donations into a $6,070 total for the Atlanta Food Bank, eclipsing Georgia Tech ($5,895), which had led the pack since the competition started Monday.
Miles Mediation’ ambitious goal is to raise $10,000, according to its team page. It’ll have to keep an eye on King & Spalding, which maintained its third place spot with $5,000 but has a $12,000 goal.
“It’s unacceptable for kids to go to bed hungry in our community,” said Alan Prince, the Atlanta managing partner for King & Spalding, who donated $1,000. “Participation in the Food Frenzy is one way we can all help close that gap.”
As of 3:35 p.m. Thursday, the Atlanta legal community had raised $62,840 for the food bank as part of an effort to support eight food banks around Georgia. The event is timed to help food banks stock up for when children eligible for low-cost lunches at school are on summer break. The banks say more than 1 in 4 Georgia children are food insecure.
The other top teams in the Atlanta area are:
- Serta Simmons Bedding; $3,350;
- The Cochran Firm-Atlanta, $3,175;
- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, $2,905;
- Jenkins & Roberts, $2,450;
- UPS, $2,160;
- Jones Day, $2,154;
- Fisher & Phillips, $1,818;
- Team LLH, $1,740;
- Alston & Bird-The Hungry Birds, $1,659;
- Hunton & Williams, $1,630;
- Georgia Attorney General’s Office, $1,605;
- DeKalb County Law Office of the Public Defender, $1,535;
- Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, $1,395;
- Troutman Sanders 2017, $1,280;
- Bryan Cave, $1,035;
- GTeam Atlanta, $975;
- Team Chick-fil-A, $960
The 6th annual event is sponsored by AG Chris Carr, the state bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Georgia Food Bank Association.