The Food Bank for New York City, along with law firms and corporate legal departments, announced the start of the 2017 "Justice Served" initiative to address food insecurity in New York City.
Justice Served is a partnership with the Food Bank led by New York City's legal community. For the 2017 fundraising effort, which runs from February 1 until March 17, firms and employees will be donating funds and volunteering to help the Food Bank distribute meals to neighbors in need. One hundred percent of the funds collected will benefit Food Bank For New York City and its hunger relief programs.
Food insecurity remains an enormous problem, and the efforts of the Food Bank reach one in five New York City residents throughout the five boroughs. Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld, who founded Justice Served in 2016, expressed optimism that the 2017 campaign will exceed the 2016 results in which more than 300,000 meals were delivered city-wide.
Other participating firms include Alston & Bird, Goldman Sachs, Jones Day, Kramer Levin, Morgan Stanley, O'Melveny, Ropes & Gray, Sidley Austin and Wells Fargo. The New York Law Journal is a media sponsor.