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Race is on in Legal Food Frenzy

Some longtime champions await competition as lawyers around the state prepare for the annual Legal Food Frenzy to stock the shelves that supply the hungry.

The law office of B. Cullen Gibson in Norfolk has taken the top food-giving prize for three years, winning the Attorney General’s Cup for the firm that donates the most food in relation to staff size. For several years, the University of Richmond law school has captured the “mini” AG Cup for law school competitors.

Among government and public service agencies, the Prince William County Attorney’s Office has topped per-capita giving for a number of years, according to event organizers.

The past master food packers will face the challenge of greener gleaners as the curtain rises on the 2014 Frenzy.

The Frenzy is an annual project of the Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association in collaboration with the attorney general’s office and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. In seven years, the Frenzy has raised the equivalent of more than 10 million pounds of groceries.

This year’s competition runs from March 31 to April 11.

Law groups should register to participate at www.LegalFoodFrenzy.com. Registrants receive customized food and fund collection materials. Extra contest points are awarded for registrants who volunteer in groups by April 12 at one of the food banks across the state.

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is made up of the seven regional food banks in Virginia and Washington with facilities in 14 locations

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