10.28.2008

A Frenzy of Food

Regent Law School Wins Attorney General's Cup Two Years Running


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From left to right: Virginia Atty. General Bob McDonnell, Dean and Professor Jeffrey Brauch, 3L Mykell Messman.

Working to bring greater attention to the issue of hunger in America, Regent Law responded to a nationwide call-to-action to fill local foodbanks.

Over the summer students, administration, and faculty worked together to donate over 16,000 pounds of food to Virginia’s Second Annual Legal Food Frenzy, which benefits the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (FSEVA).

Against a backdrop of Hunger Action Month, the school’s efforts were rewarded in September with the Law School Attorney General’s Cup for collecting the most total pounds and most pounds per capita of food.

Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell honored Regent Law with the Cup at an awards ceremony that celebrated law firms, organizations and law schools that together raised 1,366,401 pounds of food.

The ceremony was also a celebration of the grand opening of FSEVA’s new marketplace that will house the foodbank’s 500+ partner agencies that feed the hungry of Southeast Virginia. With the September donations, the agency will be able to provide 1,067,501 meals.

While the Law school won the Attorney General’s Cup last year as well, the 2008 donations exceeded those of 2007 by nearly 12,000 pounds.