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Feed Your Mind

Nelson Mullins associates CANNED by Loaves & Fishes.

GREENVILLE, SC: June 12, 2018 Loaves & Fishes food rescue challenged Greenville County law firms to help feed children in Greenville County this summer. 1 in 5 households with children struggles to afford enough food for their families. With over 49% of Greenville County students eligible for free and reduced lunch during the school year, Loaves & Fishes recognizes that in the summer they are not receiving at least those 2 meals regularly. The Feeding Frenzy Food Drive fills a vital summer need and 12 local law firms stepped up to help! Participating firms included the attorneys at 522 Church Street; Christophillis & Gallivan; Dority Manning; Holder, Padget, Littlejohn; McNair Law Firm; Nelson Mullins; Nexsen Pruet; Turner, Padget; Wilson, Jones & Carter; Womble, Bond, Dickinson; Wyche, P.A. and the U.S. Attorney’s office....

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break

Over 200,000 children in South Carolina struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America, and summer is often the most difficult time for them. The nearly 35,000 children in Greenville County who rely on free and reduced-price school meals lose access to regular meals during the summer months. In addition, summer is particularly challenging for food pantries and summer feeding programs. Donations typically decline following the holidays and reach a near standstill during the summer months. This summer lull is why it’s extremely important for us to work together and be vigilant in preventing hunger. Food rescue organizations, like ours, play a key role during the summertime. Community food programs host summer meal sites at places such as parks, recreation centers and houses of worship — and those programs rely on food rescue...

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