Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is proud to announce its achievement in winning the medium division in the Attorney General’s March Against Hunger food drive campaign and in bringing the Attorney General’s Cup to Northwest Indiana, a first in competition history.

Together, attorneys and staff donated over 778 pounds of food and $4,080 dollars to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  These dollars and pounds translated to over 20,000 points in the contest – leading the medium sized firm division.

During the month of March, contest organizers within the firm kept donations flowing in through a series of inter-firm competitions and practice group rivalries. Though the inter-firm rivalries and team spirit kept the contest lighthearted, participants were well aware their efforts addressed a very serious need in Northwest Indiana. The firm kicked off this year’s campaign with remarks from Derek Frazier, procurement manager of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  Many were surprised to learn the Food Bank distributed over 5 million pounds of food in 2011 alone.

Managing partner George Carberry summed up the BCC’s efforts:  “We were delighted to hear of the firm’s triumph in the medium division of the Attorney General’s March Against Hunger.  Although the generosity of my co-workers and colleagues is not surprising to me, the sheer volume of their food and financial contributions in response to the Attorney General’s challenge is both inspiring and humbling.  As a result of their efforts, many Hoosier families will have food on their tables in the months ahead.  I’m also grateful to my colleague Ann Marie Woolwine for her smart and enthusiastic campaign leadership.”

For more information about the March Against Hunger food drive campaign, visit: http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2773.htm or contact Michelle Mayer, Director of Outreach Services in the Office of the Attorney General at 317.234.6668.