Food plays a big role in our legal community. We enjoy schmoozing clients over dinner, fancy appetizers at social hours, CLEs presented during white-glove lunches, and of course Friday donuts.
Food plays a different role in other Hoosiers’ lives, in that 887,000 don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Want to help? March Against Hunger is a program that brings together Indiana’s attorneys to fundraise for local food banks dedicated to feeding our hungry neighbors.
100% of donations raised through March Against Hunger is donated directly to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. For example, it will help member food banks purchase produce and shelf stable foods. The Feeding Indiana’s Hungry food network leverages its buying power to purchase food in bulk for a deep discount. Every dollar you donate provides multiple meals.
Fun fact: Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is one of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry’s network food banks. One of Gleaners’ services is to provide food-filled backpacks for in-need students to take home on Fridays when they might not have access to food over the weekend. These backpacks are filled with kid tested foods! For example, after some research, Gleaners swapped out unpopular milk cartons for very popular pudding cups when they learned they have an equal amount of calcium.
How March Against Hunger works
There’s nothing like some healthy competition between lawyers! Who can raise the most funds for our hungry neighbors by the end of March?
Firms and individual participants sign up to participate in the March Against Hunger contest in the following categories:
- Solo Proprietor (1 lawyer)
- Small Firm (2-11 lawyers)
- Medium Firm (12-21 lawyers)
- Large Firm (22-49 lawyers)
- X-Large Firm (50+ lawyers)
- Public/Non-Profit/Local Bar/Law School
Between now and the end of March, fundraise to collect as much money and nonperishable food items as you can.
Monetary donations are encouraged, as every $1 donated can provide up to nine-times the amount in groceries due to the stewardship of resources, food reclamation from area groceries and purchasing power of Feeding Indiana's Hungry. However, non-perishable grocery items also may be collected and counted towards your firm's or individual competition total. Each pound of donated non-perishable food item counts as $1.68 towards your total.
Each contributor’s fundraised amounts will be calculated at the end of March, and the winners will be announced and presented with one of the coveted March Against Hunger trophies!
70,982 pounds of food + $428,338.21 in monetary donations has been collected through March Against Hunger since 2009!
How to donate
- Donate food. Drop off all food donations to your local food bank and email a receipt with the total weight of donation to Shanae Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donate money. Click here to submit monetary donations.
Participants can donate any time before the competition begins or during the month of March. We encourage firms to submit all donations as one donation to ensure all dollars are applied to a firm's total.
Indiana food banks part of the Feeding Indiana's Hungry network
These 11 member food banks serve more than 1,700 local nonprofits, soup kitchens, backpack programs, food pantries, afterschool programs, and mobile pantries.
- Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Inc. – Merrillville
- Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana – Fort Wayne
- Food Finders Food Bank – Lafayette
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank – Bloomington
- Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana – Muncie
- Food Bank of Northern Indiana – South Bend
- Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank – Terre Haute
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana – Indianapolis
- Tri-State Food Bank – Evansville
- Dare to Care Food Bank (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison & Washington counties) – Louisville, Ky.
- Freestore Foodbank (Dearborn, Ohio & Switzerland counties) – Cincinnati, Ohio
March Against Hunger is a partnership between the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana's Hungry.