MACON – Mercer University School of Law successfully claimed the Attorney General’s Cup and retained its title as champion of the 11th annual Law School Food Frenzy, a competition to help support food banks in Georgia. This is eighth time overall that Mercer has won the title.
Mercer came out on top of the friendly, yet competitive, month-long contest against the state’s other law schools by raising $11,002.09, providing the equivalent of 44,008 meals for hungry kids, seniors and families through the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
Five law schools competed this year and collectively raised $42,598 for Georgia’s food banks, a new competition record.
The Law School Food Frenzy is part of a statewide food drive organized by the Georgia Food Bank Association, Georgia Attorney General’s Office and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, which will help provide food for the state’s eight regional food banks.
“Mercer Law has a rich history of philanthropy and alumni involvement, and that history was on full display during the annual Legal Food Frenzy competition,” said Wes Rahn, a third-year student and Student Bar Association Legal Food Frenzy chair. “The Middle Georgia community has welcomed countless students, professors and faculty from Mercer with open arms. I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to show our appreciation by fighting to end hunger in the area.”
The money raised through Mercer Law School directly benefits the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
“For the last 40 years, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank has worked to meet the needs of our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity,” said Kathy R. McCollum, president and CEO of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. “The generosity of Mercer Law School students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends enables us to make a difference in the lives of people across our 24-county service area through our network of partner agencies.”
Since the pandemic, Georgia food banks have responded to a 50-60% increase in demand. As pandemic relief aid is ending, demand continues to increase. The competition is timelier than ever to help meet the increased demand for food.