McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford Leads “Food from the Bar” Challenge Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce the firm’s New Orleans office won the Association for Women Attorneys, New Orleans Chapter’s (NOAWA) Food from the Bar Food & Funds Challenge, held June 22–July 17.
The annual competition among New Orleans law firms serves as a fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank in an effort to help the organization stock extra supplies for summer months, when Second Harvest typically sees a rise in demand when children are not in school and are not receiving subsidized meals.
Over the course of the competition, McGlinchey Stafford raised $17,020 and 157 pounds of food for Second Harvest. This amount was more than double the amount of last year’s fundraising total, and represents more than half the funds raised in the NOAWA competition. Overall, New Orleans law firms raised $32,859 and 2,179 pounds of food for Second Harvest, a 39% increase from NOAWA’s 2014 campaign. Associate Hillary Barnett Lambert served as co-chair of NOAWA’s Food from the Bar campaign.
“We could not function without the generous support of the community,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Building relationships with individuals and local corporations helps Second Harvest distribute more than 20 million meals to 261,000 individuals each year. We are so grateful for the enthusiastic spirit McGlinchey Stafford and all of the firms exhibited to make this year’s Food from the Bar competition a success.”
As in the past, McGlinchey Stafford attorneys and staff were divided into four teams for an intra-firm competition, the Anti-Hunger Games, to raise the greatest amount of funds and food for Second Harvest. The success of this year’s fundraising effort is thanks to the incredible generosity and teamwork from all McGlinchey Stafford employees.
McGlinchey Stafford is proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank, as well as other civic and charitable organizations in New Orleans, through both fundraising efforts, sponsorships, and volunteerism.
ABOUT SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger and building food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to 474 partners and programs across 23 parishes, from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. Together, they make up the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state. With the community’s help, they can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana.
Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Partner Agency. To join them in the fight to end hunger, please visit www.no-hunger.org.