Murtha Cullina Earns Special Recognition Award in Greater Boston Food Bank's Legal Food Frenzy
May 3, 2011
Boston, MA (May 3, 2011)... Attorneys and staff of Murtha Cullina LLP participated in the 2011 Greater Boston Food Bank's Legal Food Frenzy from March 28 through April 8. Through a combination of monetary donations, food collection, fundraisers, walks, a raffle, and friendly interoffice competitions, Murtha Cullina collected the equivalent of over 37,000 pounds of food towards the Greater Boston Food Bank's mission to end hunger in the Commonwealth. At the award ceremony on May 2nd, Attorney General Martha Coakley presented Murtha Cullina with a Special Recognition Award for the Most Actual Food Collected by a Medium Firm. Murtha Cullina placed 4th in the overall competition amongst over 70 participating organizations.
During the two-week period, Murtha Cullina organized activities including a pot luck luncheon where attorneys and staff made contributions in order to eat a homemade, in-office lunch cooked by Firm employees; a raffle of donated prizes such as restaurant certificates, coffee makers, and Red Sox tickets; walkathons in which participants solicited sponsorships from co-workers, friends, and relatives; and theme food contribution days where employees brought in items in the key food categories as identified by the Greater Boston Food Bank website. Several partners enhanced Firm donation efforts by the use of matching challenges.
"Murtha Cullina chose the Legal Food Frenzy as a community service project to support the Firm's community impact as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, and through a Firm-wide effort, collected more than 18 tons of food for needy families" said Robert J. Munnelly, Jr., the Boston office Partner-in-Charge. "I'm appreciative of the efforts of attorneys and staff in all offices to achieve this marvelous result" said Munnelly.
About the Greater Boston Food Bank
The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery products to approximately 550 member hunger-relief agencies through eastern Massachusetts in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in our region.