CABA has successfully completed its first annual "Food from the Bar" food drive, in partnership with the Mississippi Food Network, the food bank serving central Mississippi. Over thirteen capital-area law firms participated in the drive, which was conducted in May 2015. CABA raised 1,586 pounds of food and $315 in donations — the equivalent of 3,534 meals. The Mississippi Food Network will distribute these donations to Mississippians in need of nourishment, including senior citizens and children who are out of school during the summer months.
CABA recognized the top contributors to the Food from the Bar drive at its June luncheon meeting. In the large firm category, the top three contributors were: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Baker Donelson, and Adams and Reese, LLP. In the small firm category, the top three contributors were Markow Walker, P.A., Alexander Law, P.A., and Griffin Jones Law Firm PLLC.
The program was coordinated by CABA's Community Outreach Committee, co-chaired by Hewitt Jones of the Griffin Jones Law Firm and Michael Bentley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
The thirteen participating firms were: