May 23, 2017
By Jennifer C. Mock
The Times, Gainesville
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the attorneys and staff of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP of Gainesville for their outstanding success in the sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition.
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker collected 1,444 pounds of food per person for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, which was the most per person in the state's Medium Firm (21-100 employees) division. A total of 215 legal organizations, representing more than 14,000 members, participated in this year's Legal Food Frenzy, which took place April 17-28 and brought in a record-breaking total of 1.34 million pounds statewide.
Along with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Georgia YLD is honored to co-sponsor this project to assist the Georgia Food Bank Association and the Food Banks across the state. We have now raised a total of 6.34 million pounds of food in six years.
Thanks again to each attorney and legal professional who joined us for this important cause. We are proud to help lead an effort that has such a significant impact on communities across Georgia.
Jennifer C. Mock
President, Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Georgia