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[ATG] Zoeller announces winners of March Against Hunger food drive
Start Date: 5/27/2014 All Day
End Date: 5/27/2014
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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s March Against Hunger food drive competition generated $49,177 and 8,188 pounds of food for the state’s food banks this year.

The sixth annual food drive competition was between 43 participating law and nonprofit groups from Indiana and Kentucky. To help coordinate the donations, Zoeller teamed up with the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) and Feeding Indiana's Hungry (FIsH) which serves as the umbrella organization for 11 regional food banks.

“For the sixth year in a row the members of my profession have stepped up to help put food on the tables of those struggling and in need of the most basic necessities,” Zoeller said.  “These participants deserve recognition for selflessly giving their time and money to a worthy cause.  With their help we were able to help countless families.”

Since 2009, the March Against Hunger food drive competition has generated 52,354 pounds of food and $231,799 in monetary donations for Indiana’s regional food banks.

"Once again, the lawyers in Indiana and their professional colleagues have gone above and beyond the call of duty," said ISBA President Jim Dimos. "Their generosity in providing for the basic needs of our fellow Hoosiers is truly heartwarming and another reminder of how lawyers make a difference in their communities in so many different ways."

Winners from all six divisions will receive a trophy known as the “Attorney General’s Cup” for collecting the most donations including:

  • Extra Large Division – Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Elkhart) – 665 pounds of food and $15,218.93 in monetary donations
  • Large Division – Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP (Merrillville) – 1,569 pounds of food and $4,121 in monetary donations
  • Medium Division – Wilkinson Goeller Modesitt Wilkinson & Drummy LLP (Terre Haute) – $2,400 in monetary donations
  • Small Division – Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP (South Bend) – 95 pounds of food and $1,150 in monetary donations
  • Sole Proprietor – Steven Douglas Law Office (Elletsville) – $1,410 in monetary donations
  • Public/Non-Profit – Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office (Evansville) – 2,095 pounds of food and $5,000 in monetary donations.

“We are grateful for the participation and generosity of so many Hoosier attorneys, as well as for the leadership of our state's attorney general to raise awareness of hunger,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, FIsH Executive Director.  “One in six Hoosiers is at risk of hunger, more than one million people. The food and funds contributed through the March Against Hunger drive this year will provide much needed assistance to those in our communities who don’t know from where or when their next meal will come.”

 The 11 regional food banks that serve Indiana and are members of FIsH include: Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc., Food Finders Food Banks,

Gleaners Food Bank, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank and Tri-State Food Bank Inc. Also, Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati and Dare to Care Food Bank of Louisville also participated and serve some Indiana counties.

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Contact Information:
Name: Jaime Barb
Phone: 317-234-8105
Email: jaime.barb@atg.in.gov
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