Attorney General Luther Strange presented the top award in the Alabama Legal Food Frenzy to the Firm’s Huntsville office in a ceremony Monday afternoon. The Legal Food Frenzy was a competition this spring among law firms to benefit food banks throughout the state. Altogether, the equivalent of over 140,000 pounds of food was collected for Alabama food banks. Sixty-two law firms and legal organizations from across the state participated.
The Attorney General joined with the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Food Bank Association to sponsor this important event. Maynard Cooper & Gale collected the most pounds of food per employee, earning the contest’s top award, the Attorney General’s Cup. The firm donated 373.43 pounds per person, for a total of 20,165 pounds.
“I want to thank the dedicated attorneys and staff at Maynard Cooper & Gale for their generosity toward our fellow Alabamians, and congratulate them for distinguishing themselves among an outstanding group of competitors,” said Attorney General Strange. “Public service is a fundamental principle of the legal profession and I can think of no one more dedicated to helping improve the lives of Alabamians than my colleagues among the state’s law firms. Together, the law firms of Alabama have demonstrated how much they care about those most in need and acted to help stamp out hunger.”
Daniel Wilson, managing shareholder of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Huntsville office, said, “Our law firm was founded on five core principles, one of which is that we each give back to the communities in which we live. Our Huntsville Maynard Cooper & Gale team did an outstanding job of stepping up and supporting this very worthwhile cause, and we thank you for this recognition. More importantly, we thank General Strange for his leadership on this issue. In this day and age, no child should go hungry. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this campaign, and look forward to defending our title next year!”