Each year, Goodman Allen Donnelly participates in Virginia's Legal Food Frenzy, with fundraising events in all three firm offices designed to raise money to help fight hunger in Virginia. In its 13th year, the event presents an opportunity for our employees to have fun while collecting food and funds for Virginia Food Banks, and to raise awareness of food insecurity. With the enthusiastic support of our entire staff, the firm surpassed our 2019 fundraising goal through food collection bins, raffles, and games in each office.
Well done, everyone!
When the results are tallied, the VBA will announce winners in multiple categories. In 2018, Goodman Allen Donnelly's Norfolk office received the Volunteer Service Award for having the highest number of hours per capita in the district. Regardless of whether the firm receives an award in 2019, the true winners are Virginia Food Banks.
13 years and counting
In 2007, in response to a study that found nearly 1.2 million Virginians were considered "food insecure", the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks joined forces to create the Statewide Legal Food Frenzy - a food and fund drive competition among all Virginia law firms and organizations. In this friendly competition, the law firm or organization that raises the most food (based on a per person average - attorneys and staff) will be awarded the prestigious and highly coveted “Attorney General’s Cup.”
Law firms, legal organizations, and law schools who have participated in the Statewide Legal Food Frenzy have raised the equivalent of more than 17 million pounds of food. Goodman Allen Donnelly is honored to be a part of this program.