Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy School Division
Georgia State University College of Law won the 2014 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup. Chris Collier (J.D. ’15) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led the school’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 14,680.64 pounds of food (27.95 pounds per person), equating to $3,670.16 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).
The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is an annual friendly competition among Georgia law firms, legal organizations and law schools to raise food and funds for the state’s seven regional food banks to help fight hunger.
A recent report by Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief charity in the United States, ranked Georgia fourth in the nation for childhood hunger, with 28.1 percent of children going hungry.
For the competition, law schools could raise money and collect food items. Food banks are able to use $1 for four pounds of food. Satterfield and Collier focused their efforts on raising money for the food bank. They enlisted the help of the Student Bar Association and other student organizations to raise awareness and support the cause.
“The whole SBA Board was crucial to our success, especially Michelli Rivera (J.D. ’14) and A.J. Rosa (J.D. ’14). They helped get the word out about why we were raising funds,” Satterfield says. “Members of the Law Review also were willing to do whatever we needed to help raise money.”
Satterfield and Collier put a lot of hard work into making Georgia State Law’s participation in the competition a success, and they say it felt great to win.
“We knew that it was going to take a lot to be effective, and it felt good to see that our ideas and efforts were successful,” Satterfield says. “I also was impressed by the overall kindness and willingness of the student body. Making any type of monetary donation is tough for most law students, so I think raising the amount of money we did really says a lot about our commitment to our community.”
Statewide, participating law schools raised the equivalent of 35,134 pounds of food (1,571 pounds of food and $8,390.76), more than doubling results from 2013.
“I am delighted that the Georgia State Law students raised the most food and funds for this year’s Legal Food Frenzy,” says Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Wayne and Chris were terrific leaders and put in a commendable amount of work for a great cause.”