Seventeen major law firms and corporate legal departments are supporting hunger-relief programs of the Food Bank for New York City with a six-week campaign that begins Feb. 5.
The campaign, dubbed Justice Served, has raised funds to provide 800,000 meals since its launch in 2016.
Participating firms include Alston & Bird, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, Dentons US, Goldman Sachs, Jones Day, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, McLaughlin & Stern, Morgan Stanley, O'Melveny & Myers, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Sidley Austin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Wells Fargo and White & Case. The New York Law Journal is a media sponsor.
"Once you see what the need is, and once you see what a great organization this is, it's easy to just want to do more. And that's what keeps me going," said Lary Stromfeld, a partner at Cadwalader, and founder of Justice Served.
The Food Bank for New York City provides 64 million free meals to 1.4 million New Yorkers annually through a network of 1,000 charities and schools citywide. But the need is much greater than that: New York City residents who experience hunger fall short of an adequate diet by 225 million meals in a single year.
Firms/legal departments also support the Justice Served campaign by purchasing a table at Food Bank's Can Do Awards gala on April 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. Table purchasers will be recognized on the Food Bank's website, Evite and the printed event program.
Participating firms include Alston & Bird, Cadwalader, Carter Ledyard & Milburn, Dentons US, Goldman Sachs, Jones Day, Kramer Levin, Morgan Stanley, O'Melveny, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Sidley Austin, Skadden, Weil Gotshal, Wells Fargo and White & Case.
Justice Served is looking for donations, volunteers and additional firms to join the campaign. For more information, go to www.foodbanknyc.org/events/justice-served.