Daily Bread Food Bank Law Firm Challenge under way

Law firms take part in food drive

By Ryan Starr

On Friday December 9th, 2011


With the holiday season upon us, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP is once again spearheading the annual Daily Bread Food Bank Law Firm Challenge.

The Toronto-wide event began in 2003 and is Daily Bread’s biggest employee-driven food drive during the holiday season. This year 33 law firms are taking part, competing to see which firm can raise the most money and food in a three week time-span to help those struggling with hunger.

Last year the winning firm was McCarthy T├ętrault LLP, which raised over $40,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank.

This year’s drive started on Nov. 28 and runs until Dec. 19.

Since its inception, the food drive has raised more than $1.5 million. In the first year, the challenge raised $60,000; last year the total was $287,000 and organizers are aiming to top that this year.

All firms are accepting cash or cheque donations and food. Firms are also organizing weekly events: selling candy grams and raffle tickets, for example. In January a trophy will be handed out to the winning firm.

For more information, visit the Daily Bread Law Firm Challenge website.