Firm raised 75,600 pounds of food, earning title of Legal Feeding Frenzy Large Firm division winner for second consecutive year

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its Charlotte and Research Triangle offices together raised 75,600 pounds of food during the 2014 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy Challenge.  The proceeds, raised to benefit the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks, were enough to earn Moore & Van Allen the title of Large Firm division winner for the second year in a row! 

The 2014 Legal Feeding Frenzy was conducted from March 10 – 28 by the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Seventy-nine total teams raised more than 345,000 pounds of food — the equivalent of more than 280,000 meals — to be distributed statewide in the effort to eradicate hunger. 

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, honorary chair of this year’s Legal Feeding Frenzy, recognized all 2014 winners on April 22, during an awards ceremony hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.  Charlotte Litigation Associate and Legal Feeding Frenzy Chair Cabell Clay accepted the Large Firm division award on Moore & Van Allen’s behalf, and served as master of ceremonies at the event.  Clay was also presented with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks “Friend of the Association” Award from Executive Director Alan Briggs, in recognition of her leadership in support of the Frenzy.

The coveted Legal Feeding Frenzy Attorney General’s Cup (most overall pounds of food per employee) was presented to Mason Law Office, PLLC.  The complete list of winners in the additional categories of Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm and Law School can be seen here.

MVA initiated a similar effort within Mecklenburg County in 2012, under the name “Legal Food Fight.”  The drive brought in a total of $3,705 and more than 400 non-perishable food items in support of Second Harvest Food Bank.

About Moore & Van Allen PLLC

As one of the largest law firms in the Southeast, Moore & Van Allen is committed to giving back to the communities in which it serves.  The Firm’s nearly 300 attorneys, along with staff, endeavor and encourage others to advance this commitment by volunteering both time and talents to beneficial projects and organizations of their choosing.  Individuals from the Firm’s Charlotte and Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina offices are collectively involved in more than 300 civic, arts and charitable organizations.  To formalize efforts, MVA established its internal Public Service Committee in 2001.  MVA received Safe Alliance’s 2014 Commitment to Justice Firm Award, and Legal Aid of North Carolina honored MVA with an Outstanding Firm Service Award at their 2013 Pro Bono Awards.  The Firm also received the Mecklenburg County Bar Association’s Outstanding Collaborative Pro Bono Project Award for the Domestic Violence Project in 2013, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Large Firm Pro Bono Award in 2012.