We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19. It is now more important than ever that we help our neighbors and those less fortunate. We are confident that each of you is doing your part.
Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 million North Carolinians struggle with hunger—of those, nearly half a million are children. As public schools and many religious and nonprofit organizations that traditionally serve the food insecure in our communities are closing for indefinite periods, and government leaders are calling for social distancing to help limit the spread of Coronavirus, the need is never more pressing than now.
Gardner Skelton is proud to partner with the NC Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Feeding the Carolinas, and the NC Attorney General’s Office to feed our neighbors in need. Historically, the Legal Feeding Frenzy (LFF) is a competition for the legal community across North Carolina to raise the most money and food for local food banks. While the LFF is fun and can be highly competitive, this year’s efforts prove invaluable. Food insecure communities across the nation and in our own backyard will be disproportionately impacted by the systemic shutdowns taking place.
The greatest need currently is for funds to purchase healthy shelf stable items for food boxes. These boxes will help feed families whose children are missing school meals, seniors being asked to stay safely in their homes, those in need of food who are quarantined, and employees in our community being impacted by decreases in work hours. Monetary donations and communications about our fundraising efforts can all happen at a safe, social distance (online). A small donation of $25 will help supply a seven day nutritionally balanced food box to a family. To donate through Team Gardner Skelton, click HERE. Online donations will be accepted through March 31, 2020. Thank you for your support!