Mercer University School of Law successfully reclaimed its title as champion of the Attorney General's Cup in the Fifth Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a competition to help feed the hungry in Georgia.
Mercer came out on top of the friendly contest against the state's other law schools by gathering 13,270 pounds of food – or 34.2 pounds per student – for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
The Legal Food Frenzy is part of a statewide food drive organized by the 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.
“The Legal Food Frenzy is a wonderful opportunity to come together and engage so many people to help feed Georgians in need, especially children,” said Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Mary Donovan. “We want to thank the Attorney General for the initiative, the Student Bar and student organizations for their hard work, and every individual who contributed toward this worthy cause.”
In all, the five law schools across the state of Georgia raised the equivalent of 42,485 pounds of food for Georgia's eight regional food banks, a 10 percent increase over the last year's result.
“I am proud of our future lawyers for coming together for such a great cause,” said Attorney General Sam Olens.