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Mahoning County Bar Association starts ‘Food Fight’

Drive will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

September 19, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
In recognition of Hunger Action Month, the Mahoning County Bar Association is hosting a “Food Fight” to raise money and collect food to feed our hungry friends and neighbors. All attorneys in Mahoning County are invited to participate.

Attorneys will be divided into three categories: individual-lawyer offices, small firms (two to five attorneys) and large firms (six or more attorneys). The attorney or firm that collects the most pounds of food and/or monetary equivalent will be recognized at the wrap-up ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the rotunda of the Mahoning County Courthouse in Youngstown. The attorney general and the supreme court justices have been invited to recognize the efforts of the attorneys and firms that collect the most food and or funds through the “Food Fight.” Those who would like to participate, should call Becky Miller at 330-792-5522. The Mahoning County Bar Association is also accepting donations of food or money at its office, 114 E. Front St., Youngstown.

“We are extremely grateful to the Mahoning County Bar Association for its leadership on this Hunger Action Month project,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank. “For every $1 raised, the Food Bank can distribute $15 worth of food to hungry people in our community.”

“When we heard that nearly 30,000 children in the Valley live in poverty, we felt that it was our duty to step up and help the Food Bank meet this increasing need,” said Rob Rusu, president of the Mahoning County Bar Association.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These organizations include church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. For more information, visit or call 330-792-5522.



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