DLA Piper’s 2012 Summer Hunger Awareness Food and Fund Drive produces record donations

DLA Piper’s 2012 Summer Hunger Awareness Food and Fund Drive produces record donations

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the fight against hunger, DLA Piper completed its annual Summer Hunger Awareness Food and Fund Drive to support food banks across the country. Members of the firm’s US offices donated more than US$130,000 and 3,000 pounds of food to 23 local food banks, representing an 86 percent increase from the firm’s 2011 food drive.

For 25 years, DLA Piper has been active in hunger relief at the local, national and international level. The firm regularly holds nationwide food drives to support local food banks, including during the summer months, when organizations typically receive fewer donations but face higher demand with children out of school. DLA Piper lawyers support numerous food banks through leadership positions and charitable work, including William Rudnick, co-managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, who has served as chairman of the boards of Feeding America, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Global FoodBanking Network.

“It is exciting and humbling to see so many of our colleagues take up the fight against hunger and commit to helping those less fortunate in the many communities DLA Piper serves,” said Rudnick. “Results like this take passion, leadership and participation, and we are fortunate to have all three in our drive to end hunger worldwide.”

The drive supported the following food banks (listed by DLA Piper office location): Atlanta, Atlanta Community Food Bank; Austin, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas; Baltimore, Maryland Food Bank; Boston, The Greater Boston Food Bank; Chicago, Greater Chicago Food Depository; Dallas, North Texas Food Bank; Florham Park, City Harvest; Houston, Houston Food Bank; Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; Miami, Camillus House; New York, City Harvest; Northern Virginia, Capital Area Food Bank; Philadelphia, Philabundance; Phoenix, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance; Raleigh, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina; Sacramento, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services; San Francisco, San Francisco Food Bank; San Diego, Feeding America; Seattle, Food Lifeline; Silicon Valley, EHP of East Palo Alto; Tampa, Feeding America Tampa Bay; Washington, DC, Capital Area Food Bank; and Wilmington, Ministry of Caring.

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