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Ivey Homes Participates in Local Food Drive!

Categories: News | Posted: April 17, 2015

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This is Hull Barrett’s 4th year and First Citizens’ 2nd year participating in Legal Food Frenzy.  New to the partnership is Ivey Residential!  Firehouse Subs also offered an in-kind donation (more info below).

A company that is doing business in the community should also SERVE the community.  We realize mere monetary donation from the firm is not enough to make a real dent in the hunger stats that face the CSRA and surrounding areas.

Hull Barrett, First Citizens and Ivey Residential are looking to spend more time and effort to bring awareness to the food insecurity and hunger statistics, and more, to do something about it.

Lindsey Swartzbaugh is the Director of Marketing for Hull Barrett, PC (law firm).

Rebecca Plankey is the VP, Sales and Retail Manager at First Citizens.

Caroline Ashe is the Sales & Marketing Director for Ivey Residential.

3 companies, working together, have a real shot at making a difference.  We have set an ambitious goal of 45,000 lbs of food and funds, a goal that cannot be met without the help of the public’s generosity.

What is the Legal Food Frenzy?

4th Annual Legal Food Frenzy, April 20 – May 1, 2015.

The Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association have joined forces to create a friendly food and fund drive food banks in Georgia.

Nearly 60% of Georgia’s public school children are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

1 in 5 Georgians – are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where they will find their next meal.

1 in 4 children in Georgia are food insecure.

The Legal Food Frenzy provides a much needed supply of food and funds to Georgia’s regional food banks to help the families of those kids during summer months when schools are closed.  The Legal Food Frenzy is timed to help meet that demand.

Golden Harvest hopes to raise $42,000 during Legal Food Frenzy.  Our partnership would like to be 20% of that goal.  That’s high!  But possible with the help of the community!

How are we going to do it?

First Citizens will have barrels in each branch location to collect food and funds during the 2 week drive.  In addition, they are hosting “Food Friday” on April 24th!  Every customer that brings in food or funds to a First Citizens location will receive a coupon for a free drink and chips at Firehouse Subs.  Thanks to Firehouse Subs for its generous gift and contribution!

April 18th Ivey Homes will be announcing the Food Frenzy benefiting Golden Harvest Food Bank in our communities; Crawford Creek in Evans and Canterbury Farms in Grovetown.  Homeowners will receive mailbox flyers with Food Frenzy details including instructions on how to make online donations and community donation locals. Ivey Homes will gather donations and food on Sunday, April 26th from 10am-2pm in the communities.

Hull Barrett will also have barrels in its offices in Augusta, Aiken and Evans.  Hull Barrett is going to take a grass roots approach with each attorney in the office reaching out and connecting in his or her own personal way.  We are also going to do a drawing the last day of the food drive, May 1.  Anyone that donates online will be entered to win!  Hull Barrett will also offer other prizes and incentives along the way, but you will have to stay tuned as the days progress to hear more about that.  We have an ambitious goal that we are working together to reach.  George Roberston, an attorney at Hull Barrett, is also working to get other law firms to participate – there are currently about 16.

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Augusta, GA, with home pricing ranging from the $140,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Augusta, visit! Drop us a line with feedback or questions. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, too!

Caroline Ashe

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