The 2021 NC Legal Feeding Frenzy:
March 1-March 31
Helping those who are hungry is always important, but right now it is urgent. We in the legal community here in North Carolina can make a real impact fighting hunger in our state.”– Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General
NC Attorney General Josh Stein, the NCBA Young Lawyers Division, the NC Bar Foundation, and Feeding the Carolinas invite all of North Carolina’s legal community to help fight hunger in North Carolina.
Join us for the 2021 NC Legal Feeding Frenzy.
Registration opens February 19, 2021 at 8 a.m.
NC Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks. Over half of all soup kitchens, food pantries and other meal programs rely entirely on volunteers.
In response to this urgent need, the Office of the Attorney General, The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Foundation, and Feeding The Carolinas have joined efforts to create the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy—a food and fund drive competition among all North Carolina law firms, law schools, and organizations to assist Feeding The Carolinas’ Food Banks. In this friendly competition, the law firm, school, or organization with the highest average individual donation (calculated by the team’s total donations divided by the team’s total number of donors) will be awarded the prestigious and highly coveted “Attorney General’s Cup.” In addition, Attorney General Josh Stein will present additional awards in categories including: Sole Practitioner, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Law School, Government/Public Interest, and Corporate/In-House Counsel.
Step 1: Register your team.
Registration for the #LFF2021 will open on February 19, 2021 at 8 a.m. and run through the last day of the competition, March 31. To register your team, click the Team Application tab at the top of the page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Teams with multiple offices throughout the State may register separately, designating on the Team Application form the local FTC food bank to which that office will make its donations. The multiple office registrations and corresponding donations will be combined at the end of the competition to determine the team’s total donations. When completing multiple Team Applications, please include the total number of employees at your firm/organization across all offices. All registrations should include a contact person who NCBA YLD LFF organizers may contact throughout the competition.
Step 2: Read the Contest Rules.
Click the Contest Rules tab at the top of the page for information on determining team size, scoring, bonus pounds and donations.
Step 3: Participate in the February 26, 2021 Virtual Kick-Off Event.
See details below.
Step 4: Get the word out.
Between March 1 – 31, 2021, encourage members of your team to donate food and funds to your office’s local food bank. Past winners have credited much of their success to sending frequent inter-office emails with information about the LFF and food insecurity in North Carolina, hosting Friday “jeans” drives, and asking friends and family outside of the office to contribute to their team’s efforts.
Step 5: Rack up bonus pounds.
See the Contest Rules for ways that your team can stay ahead of the competition by earning bonus pounds.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host an in-person kick-off event. That said, the NCBA YLD LFF committee, with the help of AG Josh Stein, Feeding the Carolinas and our local FTC food banks, and the NCBA, has created an equally exciting opportunity for teams across the state to come together on February 26, 2021 to help spread the word about food insecurity in North Carolina and #LFF2021.
Registration for #LFF2021 will open on February 19, 2021 at: https://nclegalfeedingfrenzy.com/legal-feeding-frenzy-team-application/.
Teams that register early will be invited to participate in our kick-off event on Friday, February 26 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. For those 12 hours, teams can accept online donations (outside the fundraising window, March 1-31). Throughout the day, Attorney General Josh Stein, FTC Executive Director, Mike Darrow, members of the NCBA and NCBA YLD will be live streaming updates across various social media platforms.
The following bonus pounds will be awarded:
- 1,000 bonus pounds to teams that register before March 1
- 5,000 bonus pounds to teams that raise $1,000 or more through online donations on February 26, 2021
- 1,000 bonus pounds to teams that post or share information about #LFF2021 and/or food insecurity in North Carolina on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on February 26*
*To receive credit, you must email a screenshot of your post, with the timestamp, to firstname.lastname@example.org
At 8:01 p.m., the online donation page will be temporarily disabled until the competition resumes on March 1. The link to register will remain active. Any online donations raised on February26 will be credited toward the team’s overall competition total.
Attorney General Josh Stein will recognize the #LFF2021 winners in a virtual ceremony. Details to be determined. Check back for more information.