bbga raise 2k food bankBBGA recently participated in the annual state-wide Legal Food Frenzy (LFF), which is a food drive competition amongst law offices and other legal organizations across Georgia.

The firm raised $2,456 and 1,275 pounds of food for Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, earning first place in “overall total points” for the Athens region.

Points are calculated by pound of food and dollars contributed.

The LFF competition is done in partnership with the Georgia Attorney General, the State Bar, the Young Lawyers Division, and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Across the state, 235 legal organizations raised a record-breaking $400,325 and 18,809 pounds of food during this year’s competition.

BBGA Staff Attorney Kirsten Pickering Charles organized the firm’s efforts this year.

“BBGA is committed to giving back to the community,” she said. “It’s something I noticed when I first joined BBGA. My favorite part about this event is getting people fired up about helping those who really need it.”

In this year’s LFF event, BBGA ranked:

  • First out of five locally for overall Total Points
  • Third out of five locally for Points Per Person
  • 27th Statewide in the Firm: Medium (21-100 Employees) Category for Points Per Person
  • 16th Statewide in the Firm: Medium (21-100 Employees) Category for Total Points

“Each year I have seen our firm increase their giving,” Pickering Charles said. “This year we gave more than we ever have. Our firm came together to help fight hunger in our community, not only through the giving of their resources, but several employees volunteered their time at the food bank.”

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