Cobb County Government

Cobb Juvenile Court employees raise more than three tons of food for charity

(Marietta, Ga.-May 4, 2016) — Cobb County Juvenile Court employees gathered to celebrate their participation in the 2016 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a statewide food drive competition sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division and the Georgia Food Bank Association.  
The Legal Food Frenzy ran from April 18 to April 29 and had lawyers and legal professionals statewide competing to collect money and food donations for food banks serving their communities. According to the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy website, the Georgia Food Bank Association is comprised of eight regional Feeding America food banks which collectively distribute more than 130 million pounds of food annually through a network of nearly 2,400 partner nonprofits with food assistance programs in all 159 counties in Georgia.
“This is the first year Cobb Juvenile Court has participated in this event,” Laura Murphree, Director of Court Services, said. “Juvenile court employees always display their devotion to kids every day with their endless generosity. We knew this would be the perfect cause for them to demonstrate their humanitarian efforts as the food will be given to children in need.”
To encourage more donations, juvenile court staff was divided up into seven teams in an effort to hold a friendly competition of their own. As a result, the Juvenile Court was able to raise $1,380 and 956 pounds of food in only 11 days. The combined value of the food and monetary contribution weighed in to an overall donation of 6,476 pounds of food.   
“After 22 years of working for Cobb Juvenile Court, it’s times like this I’m reminded of why I love working here,” Juvenile Court employee Tammy Bryant said.  “Our employees always come together to find ways to give back to our community.  This annual fundraiser will be a tradition we look forward to participating in for years to come.”       
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