Lawyers Feeding Illinois to Provide 1,053,875 Meals to Families in Need


As a member of the Lawyers Feeding Illinois Steering Committee, Robert T. Park, a shareholder with Califf & Harper, P.C., was one part of the driving force of this successful campaign. The Steering Committee created the Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign to raise monetary and nonperishable food donations during a two week period starting February 18, 2013 and ending March 1, 2013. The short two week window created a competitive field whereby teams, including bar associations, large and small law firms, and individuals, hit the ground running.

Donations were made online on team webpages such as the Califf & Harper, P.C. team webpage. TheLawyers Feeding Illinois webpage includes a scrolling list of recent donors, and team and individual leaderboards where teams could see how the campaign was progressing. Nonperishable food was dropped off at local designated food banks. In Rock Island County food was donated to the River Bend Foodbank located in Moline, Illinois just blocks from the Califf & Harper, P.C. office.

In total the Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign raised $210,775. Due to the buying power of Feeding Illinois, a member of Feeding America, five (5) meals will be provided for each dollar raised by Lawyers Feeding Illinois. Accordingly, the Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign funds will provide 1,053,875 meals for families in need throughout Illinois.