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SC Lawyers Compete to Raise Money for Local Food Banks

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 8:51 AM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 1:17 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - There’s a virtual fundraising competition about to get underway that will benefit food banks in our state. The South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division is partnering with Harvest Hope and other food banks to raise money and awareness for the 2022 South Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.

Taylor Gilliam is an attorney with Commission on Indigent Defense and Erinn Rowe is the CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank. They joined Dawndy Mercer Plank on WIS TV Midday to share the need to feed so many in our state. It’s estimated that 555,000 people are facing hunger in South Carolina. That’s one in nine people in our state and one in seven children.

People face hunger in every county in South Carolina. Organizers of the Feeding Frenzy event say, “As transportation and rent costs increase, COVID-19 response programs end, and inflation rises, individuals and families are facing food insecurity at significantly increased rates and continue to need help. To address these ongoing needs, food banks require our support more than ever to put food on the table for these neighbors–especially children and seniors.”

The SCLFF is a joint program of the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It aims to fight hunger across South Carolina by uniting the legal community in support of local food banks.

The last day of the competition is May 27.

To learn more, go to https://sclegalfeedingfrenzy.com/

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