Sensei is excited to donate to the Virginia Bar Association’s (VBA) Legal Food Frenzy (LFF) 2020 Redux statewide charitable event. Because of all the dedication and support over the last 13 years, the VBA has donated over 18 million pounds to Virginia’s food banks. Unfortunately, this year’s traditional Legal Food Frenzy was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the food banks need our help more than ever.
September is Hunger Action Month, which is when the food banks and their partners come together to advocate for strong nutrition programs and to raise awareness around food insecurity. During the month of September, the VBA is proud to introduce LFF 2020 Redux – an opportunity for the legal community as individuals to continue our partnership with Virginia’s food banks and demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that all Virginians have enough to eat in these unprecedented times.
Before the pandemic, Virginia’s food banks served nearly one million people on an annual basis. With high unemployment, skyrocketing food prices, diminished access to school meals, and uncertain federal benefits, Virginia’s food banks anticipate a 50% increase in the number of people experiencing food insecurity over the course of the next year. A recent study from Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research estimates that Virginia food insecurity increased from 9.4% in February to 22% in June.
As food banks across the state prepare for unprecedented levels of hunger through the fall and winter months, we hope you will consider donating to your local food bank.