NCAJ State-wide Food Drive for the Hungry is a Success: Almost 12,000 Pounds of Food Donated

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In North Carolina, 1 in 4 children are food insecure, according to the Food Hardship in America 2012 report from the Food Research and Action Center. Food banks play a vital role in serving the community and members of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) legal association are honored to support the annual NCAJ New Lawyers Division’s Food Bank Drive each November.

This year, NCAJ members donated 11,651 pounds of food and $8,279 to support 11 food banks across the state.

The receiving food banks included the Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina; Manna Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Asheville; Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Northwest North Carolina; Community Soup Kitchen in Goldsboro; Hope Mission in Morehead City; Martha’s Mission in Morehead City; Hope Station in Wilson; Operation Inasmuch in Fayetteville; Christian United Outreach Center in Sanford; and Food Pantry at Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

These participating law firms made this drive a great success:

ASHEVILLE
Food Drive Coordinator: Jessica Leaven, Grimes Teich Anderson, 535 College Street
Fisher Stark Cash Attorneys, 35 North Market Street
John Hensley Law, 366 Merrimon Avenue
Devereaux and Banzhoff, 22 S. Pack Square, Suite 1100
Rhonda Moorefield, 1 Oak Plaza, Suite 301
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, 535 College Street
James Minick,107 Merrimon Avenue, Suite 110
Buncombe County Courthouse

CHARLOTTE
Food Drive Coordinator: Touissant Romain, 700 East 4th Street, Suite 400
Mike Daisley, Powers McCartan, 2412 Arty Avenue
Bill Powers, Powers McCartan, 2412 Arty Avenue
George Piemonte, 2828 Queen City Drive, Suite E
Rawls Scheer Foster Mingo & Culp, 1011 E. Moorehead St., Suite 300
Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, 1211 E. Moorehead St.
The Sumwalt Law Firm, 1114 E. Boulevard
The Odom Firm, 1109 Greenwood Cliff
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, 301 East Park Avenue
Marcari Russotto Spencer Balaban, 15800 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite 350

CONCORD
Baker, Billick, P.A., 135 Union Street South

DURHAM
Graham-Davis Law Firm, 4015 University Drive, Suite 203
Frasier & Griffin, The Chancellor Building 100 East Parrish Street, Suite 350
Judith Romanowski, Lynn Fontana, Faith Herndon, 115 E. Main St.
Marcari Russotto Spencer Balaban, 5003 Southpark Drive, Suite 200

FAYETTEVILLE
Law Offices of Wade Byrd, 232 Person St.
Marcari Russotto Spencer Balaban, 225 Ray Avenue, Suite 165

GASTONIA
James Minick, Attorney at Law, 355 S. New Hope Road, Suite D

GOLDSBORO
Barber Law, 102-B South William Street
Everett Womble Lawrence, 507-B N. Spence Avenue

GREENSBORO
Oxner, Thomas & Permar, PLLC, 1155 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio 4
Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale, 415 Friendly Avenue

GREENVILLE
Food Drive Coordinator: Shannon Penland, Pitt County Public Defenders Office
Ricci Law Firm, 2839 Charles Blvd
The Leon Law Firm, 704 Cromwell Drive, Suite E
Lawyers East,110 East Arlington Blvd
Dawson & Albritton, 1516 Freenville Blvd SE
The Law Offices of Ghita Harris, 321 Evans Street, Suite 105

HICKORY
Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, PC, 120 3rd Street Northeast

HILLSBOROUGH
Steffan & Associates, 2411 Old NC 86, Hillsborough

LEXINGTON
Law Offices of J. Calvin Cunningham,18 S. Main Street

MOREHEAD CITY
Taylor & Taylor, 610 Arendell Street

RALEIGH
Food Drive Coordinator: Laura Jenkins Law Offices 178 Mine Lake Court, Suite 100
Food Drive Coordinator: Leone Noble & Seate 7100 Six Forks Road, Suite 201
Henson Fuerst, P.A., 2501 Blue Ridge Road
Abrams & Abrams, 1526 Glenwood
Whitley Law Firm, 2424 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 201
Leone Noble & Seate, 7100 Six Forks Road, Suite 201
Everett Gaskins Hancock, 220 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300
Joe Knott, Sanford Thompson, Berger & Miller, 4800 Six Forks Road, Suite 100
Martin & Jones, 410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 200

SANFORD
Whitaker Law Office, 1600 S. Elm Street

WINSTON-SALEM
Daggett Shuler, Attorneys At Law, 2140 Country Club Road
Kevin Morton, 1604 W. First Street (Corner of 1st and Cloverdale)
Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc., 102 W. 3rd Street, Suite 460

WILSON
Narron & Holdford, 204 N. Tarboro Street

WILMINGTON
Food Drive Coordinator: Stewart Poisson, Poisson, Poisson & Bower
Food Drive Coordinator: Esther Sanchez Martin and Jones
Poisson, Poisson & Bower PLLC, 107A North 2nd Street
Law Offices of James Gillespie, 415 Chestnut Street
Law Offices of Michael Davenport, 2505 College Road
Shipman and Wright, 575 Military Cut Off Road, Suite 106
Rountree Losee, 2419 Market Street
Financial Protection Law Center, 272 North Front Street, Suite 342
New Hannover Public Defender Office, 414 Chestnut Street

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice provides continuing legal education for lawyers aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, supports the writing of amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice.

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