Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
The Atlanta office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been recognized for donating more than 48 tons of food to Georgia’s food banks as part of the state’s annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. The event featured participation by 249 firms in 47 cities over a two-week period and benefitted the Georgia Food Bank Association.
While the entire drive resulted in 842,318 pounds of donated goods to the state’s food banks, Greenberg Traurig won two awards in the Large Firm Division for donating 484 pounds per person and a total of 96,704 pounds, or 48 tons. The firm also contributed more food donations than all other legal organizations in the state.
According to the Georgia Food Bank Association, more than 1.6 million Georgians – nearly one in five – are struggling with hunger, which is well above the national average. Additionally, 640,000 children live in “food insecure” households. Georgia’s persistently high unemployment rate continues to drive record demand by individuals who have lost their jobs and are having problems making ends meet.
“On behalf of Greenberg Traurig, I commend our Atlanta attorneys and business staff for this incredible effort,” said Ted Blum, Co-Managing Shareholder in the Atlanta Office and Chair of the Atlanta Corporate & Securities Practice. “I’m proud to have been a part of a project that will provide much-needed assistance to families across the state of Georgia.”
“The legal community has the power to come together and make a significant and positive impact on our community,” said Tony Hatchett, Business Director of the Atlanta Office. “Our Atlanta office, like the rest of the firm, has the passion for giving back and continues to make philanthropy a priority in its every day functions.”
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.