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Marlowe to lead legal community's fight against hunger

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Dustin Marlowe
GAINESVILLE - Dustin Marlowe of Orr Brown Johnson LLP has been named Gainesville City Rep for the 2nd Annual Legal Food Frenzy by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

For the second consecutive year, Marlowe will be recruiting firms in Gainesville to compete to raise food and funds for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank during a two-week competition in April.

“This is a friendly competition between law firms, corporate law offices and legal organizations to help families who need food assistance in our region,” said Marlowe. “Last year we had more than 200 firms in 50 cities competing statewide. We raised the equivalent of 612,000 pounds of food – this year we’ll raise even more.”

This competition is a joint effort by the Young Lawyers Division, the Attorney General’s Office and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The winner will receive the “Attorney General’s Cup” from Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens.

Awards will also be given in Sole Proprietor, Small Firm, Medium Firm, Large Firm, Legal Organization and Corporate Law Firm divisions. Any firm in the state can win, since the awards are based on a per person average (pounds raised divided by the number of employees in the firm). For more information, go to galegalfoodfrenzy.org. Firms can sign up to compete beginning March 5. The competition is April 22 – May 3.

“The Legal Food Frenzy is a great opportunity for Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside the courtroom for a noble cause – reducing hunger in Georgia,” said state Attorney General Sam Olens. “I was thrilled by the tremendous response to last year’s competition and look forward to an even more successful drive this year. I encourage each and every lawyer in Georgia to join us in lending a helping hand to our less fortunate neighbors.”

“This is a way for those of us in the legal profession to give back to the community and help families in need,” said Marlowe. “My firm, Orr Brown Johnson LLP, will be competing, and we challenge every firm in Gainesville to join us – and try to beat us!”

The timing of this competition coincides with Law Day in Georgia. And the timing couldn’t be better according to Danah Craft, Executive Director of the Georgia Food Bank Association.

“The seven regional food banks in Georgia experience an increase in demand during the summer months when children who depend on free/reduced lunch at school are out of school and eating out of their household pantries,” Craft said. “The food and funds raised in this competition will help the food banks go into the summer months strong and well stocked with food for those families.”

Contact: Danah Craft, Executive Director, Georgia Food Bank Association 404-909- 5343; Dustin Marlowe, Orr Brown Johnson LLP, 770-534-1980
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