Annual Food Drive

Annual Food Drive 2017

2017 Annual Food Drive For DeMayo Law OfficesFor another year, the DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. (LOMAD)  has set the bar high in their efforts to help feed the hungry in their community in their own unique and compelling way.

The law firm holds a Food Fight Competition where the entire firm participates and all of its employees are divided into equal teams, led by an attorney.

The competition uses positive and negative points for different food items and this year a new “Nascar” format was employed where the rules were inverted and switched on several weeks, during the four weeks contest.  The winning team, usually has been able to manipulate relationships and form alliances to achieve the most points.

The overall objective is to raise the most food for the Second Harvest Food Bank which provides food for the homeless and families in need in Charlotte.  There is a tremendous level of competition and gamesmanship  and it is always very entertaining to see which team can outdo the other team.

The unique point system allows some food items to count as negative points, resulting in teams “bombing” each other at strategic points.  The winning team is rewarded for its efforts and win with an exclusive  dinner with Michael A. DeMayo.

As a result of the Food Fight this year, LOMAD collected 5,053 pounds of food, which provides over 3,600 meals. As is the tradition, Michael A. DeMayo matched the firms efforts with a check for $5,053 to the Second Harvest Food Bank, essentially doubling the impact and number of people impacted.


Past Annual Food Drives

By splitting its staff into teams, DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. have collected enough food to serve over 200,000 individual meals in its annual food drive.  The donations are received by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Each year, our staff competes against each other to see who can donate the most food. Since starting the program in 2004, our firm has gathered a total of 48,632 pounds of food including financial donations converted to pounds. At the beginning of each competition, Mr. DeMayo agrees to match his employees’ total food contribution and has donated an additional $28,000 to the food bank. This year our firm brought in 6,079 pounds and matched that total with a monetary donation of $6,079.00

With the firm’s monetary and food donations, the food bank has been able to provide more than 218,000 individual meals. The firm collects canned fruits, soups and vegetables, as well as high protein foods including tuna, chicken and  beef.

“Being a part of this annual food drive is one of our favorite community service projects. It’s our way to help alleviate the hunger that many people in our community experience on a daily basis, especially during the holidays,” Mr. DeMayo said.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North Carolina. Last year, the food bank distributed more than 33 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to 650 non-profit agencies and churches serving the needy as well as to food banks in other areas.

For more information about our Community Service Programs, contact us, at (704) 333-1000 or [email protected].

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