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The Public Servant
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers

October 2012, vol. 14, no. 1

ISBA President challenges Illinois lawyers to fight hunger

It is a modern tragedy: some 1.9 million Illinoisans are considered “food insecure,” lacking the ability to secure adequate, nutritious food. The problem is especially acute among children: some 600,000 Illinois kids lack access to the right type of food to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Lawyers Feeding Illinois is a positive step toward solving this problem. Our program’s goal is noble, yet simple: collect food and raise funds for distribution to the eight Feeding Illinois member food banks. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan supports our efforts and will join us at the kickoff event in November.

We invite all law firms and legal organizations statewide to participate in a food and fundraising drive during the final two weeks in February 2013. For further information, or to sign up, visit <>.

No one in our country or state should ever go hungry because they can’t afford to put food on the table. You can make a difference.


-John E. Thies
Terry Thies, Chair, Lawyers Feeding Illinois