SC Bar’s Young Lawyer Division partners with Local Organizations across South Carolina to raise money for Regional Food Banks

SOUTH CAROLINA –The South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is partnering with Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Golden Harvest Food Bank and Feeding the Carolinas to raise money and awareness for the 2022 SC Legal Feeding Frenzy (SCLFF;) a statewide virtual fundraising competition to benefit South Carolina’s regional food banks.

The goal is for law firms and legal organizations to compete as teams to see who can raise the most in donations. However, anyone can register to form a team online (here à https://bit.ly/3P9eMlF ) through May 27! Donations will be collected online May 23-27.

“As transportation and rent costs increase, COVID-19 response programs end and inflation rises, individuals and families are facing food insecurity at significantly increased rates and continue to need help,” said Ashley Johnson, co-chair of YLD’s Community Law Week Committee, which is coordinating the SCLFF. “To address these ongoing needs, food banks require our support more than ever to put food on the table for these neighbors–especially children and seniors. One in seven kids is at risk for food insecurity in South Carolina. For every $1 donated during the #SCLFF2022, the food banks, on average, can provide four meals to our neighbors in need.”

“The traditional public service arm of the South Carolina Bar, the Young Lawyers Division always plans events for Community Law Week and this year decided to expand the outreach for the entire month of May,” said Paige Ornduff, YLD President-Elect. “Every dollar raised during the SCLFF stays local and benefits the regional food bank and affiliate food pantries that serve our communities across the state. We know lawyers can be competitive by nature, so the YLD wanted to challenge our colleagues throughout the profession to compete for a good cause, fighting hunger in South Carolina.”

You can find out more online about how the YLD is working with Feeding the Carolinas; a network that serves all 46 South Carolina counties, here https://sclegalfeedingfrenzy.com/

The South Carolina Bar is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the legal profession, the law, and the administration of justice for all South Carolinians. It serves more than 17,000 lawyer members and provides resources to educators and citizens of the Palmetto State. Learn more at www.scbar.org


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