Kentucky legal community raises 318 tons of food for needy children

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- More than 630,000 pounds of food was donated by Kentucky’s legal community during the second-annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy.

The food and proceeds will go toward helping Kentucky’s seven regional food banks.

Last year the food banks distributed over 75 million pounds of food across 120 counties.

Attorney General Andy Beshear said this year’s competition helps to support the one in 12 children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch during the school year but do not have access to such meals during the summer.

118 law firms and legal organizations participated in the drive.

10,285 pounds of food and $1,000 in monetary donations were contributed by Beshear’s office this year.

Frost Brown Todd LLC won the top prize, the Attorney General’s Cup, by raising the equivalent of 82,365 pounds of food.

The Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy is a partnership between the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Secretary of State, Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.

Winners of the 2018 Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy are:

Large Firm – Grand Prize Winner

Frost Brown Todd in Lexington, Louisville and Florence donated 371 pounds per attorney, 82,365 pounds total.

Medium Firm

DBL Law in Crestview Hills donated 698 pounds per attorney, 22,325 pounds total.

Small Firm

O’Brien Batten & Kirtley in Lexington donated 2,355 pounds per attorney, 11,775 pounds total.

Solo Firm

Hicks & Funfsinn in Lexington donated 30,508 pounds per attorney, 61,015 pounds total.

Corporate Legal Department 

GE Appliances in Louisville donated 76,921 pounds.

Government and Public Service

Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney, 30th Judicial Circuit in Louisville donated 26,408 pounds.

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington donated 1,170 pounds.

Press release provided by Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.

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