Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:46

Kicked Off!

John and I "officially" announced the launch of Lawyers Feeding Illinois at the Chicago Regional Office on Nov.  14th! Teams are registered and excitement is building. In fact, 22 teams are already signed up and one of those teams, the Land of Lincoln Legal Association Team, has 37 members! We’re off to a great start to raise 1 million meals to feed the 1.9 million people in our state who are food insecure.

Attorney General Madigan spoke at the Kick Off event and challenged the legal community when she said,

"As lawyers, we have the opportunity to use our abilities to help others. While many people think our work is exclusively done in the courtroom, today we're here to focus on a more basic need – helping people in the kitchen. Lawyers Feeding Illinois gives all of us involved in the practice of law an opportunity to put our time and talents to good use beyond the courtroom."

Are you ready to take the challenge and participate in Lawyers Feeding Illinois? You don't want to be left out - register your team today and help us fight hunger in our state.  Remember - all teams that are registered by Dec. 17, 2012, will receive 100 early bird bonus points!

Terry Thies is the Chair of Lawyers Feeding Illinois.

Monday, 19 November 2012 19:47

The YLD Steps Up!

Imagine walking into a massive warehouse that has food stacked to the rafters. This is what members of the Young Lawyers Division Council saw on October 27th when they volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) in support of the Lawyers Feeding Illinois Campaign. John and I joined the YLD and we all had an amazing morning working together!  In less than two hours, our group sorted and packed 5,315 pounds of bread.  Pallet after pallet was piled high until finally, 14 pallets of bread were ready to be distributed to agencies that feed the hungry. However, this is only a small percentage of the 64 million pounds of food annually distributed by the GCFD. 

The needs are dire but the opportunities to ensure that food reaches the tables of the hungry are great.  Your help is needed now - please register and join the ISBA in this fight to end hunger!

Terry Thies is the Chair of Lawyers Feeding Illinois.


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