First Legal Food Frenzy a local success

Published 7:27 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Nicholasville law offices of Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl and Commonwealth Attorney Andy Sims participated in the inaugural Legal Food Frenzy from March 27 to April 17, and were pleased with the success and community support.

Goettl told the Jessamine Journal that his office collected nearly $1,300 in monetary and food donations, which will be given to the food pantry.

“To put that in perspective, the Jessamine County Food Pantry needs $1,230 every month to meet their mission of providing food to the hungry in Jessamine County,” Goettl explained. “We were able to buy enough food to feed the hungry in the county for a month.”

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“We are proud of everybody that helped out,” he said. “I was very happy with everybody that donated, and my office staff in particular that made the effort to get out there and set up donation locations.” He said that he was pleased with not only the donations that were gathered, but with the awareness that was also raised for the hunger issue in the county.

Goettl said that the State Attorney General’s office is hoping to make the Legal Food Frenzy an annual event. 

The final results of this year’s Food Frenzy will be released in full on April 28.