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Attorney General bringing 'March Against Hunger' to Clay County

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's "March Against Hunger" will be coming to Clay County this week.

Zoeller will be the featured speaker at the Clay County Lincoln Day Dinner, 6 p.m., Saturday, at the Center Point United Methodist Church.

He will be providing Clay County residents with an opportunity to join participants in the March Against Hunger campaign that he has been sponsoring across the state. Those attending the dinner are invited to bring food donations which will go to the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry and the Southern Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. The event is open to the public with a cost of $25 per person.

The March Against Hunger drive began as a competition between lawyers and law firms to raise funds and donations of food to support Indiana 's regional food banks. According to Zoeller, the drive has generated the monetary equivalent of 76 tons of food.

"With many of our fellow Hoosiers struggling to put food on the table during the recession, food banks have been an essential lifeline. But the food banks themselves have seen their supplies dwindle due to increased demand," Zoeller said. "That's why I am enormously proud of members of the legal profession who have opened their hearts and checkbooks and stepped up to meet this critical need."

To date, a total of 10,093 pounds of food have been donated, along with another $28,542.63 in monetary contributions to the effort. Using a conversion formula of each dollar being equal to 5 pounds of food, the drive has raised the equivalent of 152,806 pounds of food.

Zoeller partnered with the nonprofit food-bank umbrella organization Feeding Indiana's Hungry (FIsH) and the Indiana State Bar Association to organize March Against Hunger.

Donations from law offices have been steered to the nearest local food bank.

Zoeller will be incorporating this project in his remarks at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Clay County and in his speaking engagements over the next several weeks. To go along with that theme he is hopeful that local residents will collect food items for their local food pantries.

Suggested items include canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, heat and serve meals such as soups and ravioli, peanut butter and jelly, and kid-friendly foods like macaroni, cereal, 100 percent fruit juices and applesauce cups.

For more information or to make reservations for the dinner, call 812-448-8081.

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Man, where did they come up with the conversion factor of $1.00 equaling 5 lbs. of food? You cannot buy 5 lbs. of dry beans, rice, or bread for a dollar..........LOL!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Wed, Apr 15, 2009, at 3:46 PM

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