PHOENIX (Aug. 25, 2015) – Metro Phoenix law firms have their best opportunity of the year to combat hunger in Arizona as TERIS launches its third annual “Object to Hunger” Food Drive benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
The “Object to Hunger” campaign challenges Valley law firms to raise the most food and cash donations and help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance feed the one in five Arizonans who live in poverty. The drive is sponsored by TERIS, a litigation support services firm with offices in Phoenix, Ariz., and in Austin, Texas. Co-sponsoring this year’s drive are the Document Control Group of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in Phoenix and Ipro Tech LLC legal-software firm in Tempe, Ariz.
The food drive and friendly competition among firms will run Sept. 7 to 25 during Hunger Action Month.
“Community service is a core value of TERIS, and we are impressed by the Phoenix legal community’s participation in ‘Object to Hunger,’ ” said Richard Saldivar, Arizona/Texas principal of TERIS. “Their enthusiasm for this project is inspiring, and we at TERIS are proud to help them tackle the important issue of fighting hunger in our state.”
TERIS’s Phoenix office launched the “Object to Hunger” Food Drive in fall of 2013 to benefit Phoenix-based St. Mary’s Food Bank, the world’s first food bank and one of the largest in the United States. In its first two years, “Object to Hunger” raised more than 114,000 meals during what is normally a slow time of year for much-needed donations to the food bank.
This year’s competition aims to enlist at least 60 law firms in contributing at least 100,000 meals. Based on their levels of contributions, teams can earn one of four levels of “partner status” in the campaign. Winners will be chosen in two categories: most meals overall, and most meals per capita (based on the size of the company or firm.) Winners’ names will be engraved on a trophy.
Last year’s winners were the Phoenix law firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli for most meals overall; Frutkin Law Firm of Phoenix for most meals per capita; and Helene Fenlon PLC of Scottsdale for most meals per capita individual.
Every pound of food donated to St. Mary’s equals one meal that the food bank can distribute, and every dollar donated enables it to distribute seven meals. Items most needed for the food drive are beans; canned fruit and vegetables; canned soups, stews and chili; cereal; juice; pasta; peanut butter; rice and tuna. Other commonly needed items are diapers, household paper supplies, soap, shampoo and toothpaste.
To join the “Object to Hunger” campaign, request food donation boxes or make monetary contributions, law firms may contact Jolie Pauls of TERIS at 602-241-9333 or [email protected].
About the sponsors
TERIS, with offices in Austin and Phoenix, serves corporate legal teams and law firms across the United States and internationally. It provides electronic discovery, information governance, computer forensics and other litigation support services. The firm is committed to community involvement, partnering with non-profit organizations to make a positive impact in the communities where its employees live and work. For more information about TERIS, visit www.teris.com.
Document Control Group of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Phoenix, applies the principles of project management, quality assurance and technology optimization in providing solutions for discovery in litigation and information management and governance. Its clients range from the Fortune 50 to the Am Law 10, and everywhere in between. For more information about DCG, visit www.rcadcg.com.
Ipro Tech LLC, Tempe, is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. As an industry pioneer, Ipro combines decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software that reduces the cost and complexity of eDiscovery. Ipro has a worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies and legal service providers that rely on its applications to address every stage of the litigation lifecycle efficiently and cost effectively. For more information about Ipro, visit www.iprotech.com.
For more information about Mary’s Food Bank, visit www.firstfoodbank.org.