Second Harvest Presents Community Award to MVA


Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina honored Moore & Van Allen PLLC with a Community Partnership Award at their 2013 Partner Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, September 5.  MVA Public Service Committee Chairman and Litigation Member Brian Heslin accepted the award on the Firm's behalf.  

Second Harvest chose to award the Firm based on efforts for the North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy, specifically the Backpack Event, during which attorney volunteers from MVA and Piedmont Natural Gas filled 1,200 backpacks with 8,400 pounds of food in support of the North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks.  MVA’s Charlotte and Research Triangle offices together raised 53,285 pounds of food during the 2013 Feeding Frenzy, earning MVA the title of Large Firm division winner. 

“It was an honor to be recognized at Second Harvest’s Appreciation Luncheon.  We value the partnership highly,” stated MVA Litigation Associate and Feeding Frenzy Committee Chair Cabell Clay.  “Hunger is more prevalent than many realize, so my colleagues and I embrace opportunities to eradicate the issue, and to educate others in the process.  We were excited about the impact of the 2013 Feeding Frenzy, and confident we can surpass last year’s total in the 2014 competition.”

The Feeding Frenzy is a project of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.  The North Carolina Bar Association just announced that the 2014 Legal Feeding Frenzy will take place March 10 through March 28. 

Second Harvest’s Partner Appreciation Luncheon was held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.  Awards were presented by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Chief Executive Officer Kay Carter.  Other corporate honorees included:  Smart Chicken, Snyder’s-Lance, Tyson, Vanguard, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Macy’s and Woodforest Bank.


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