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February 2014 Bar Bulletin

LHHC Luncheon Reaps Record Benefits

By Jan Trasen


The King County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Washington, enjoyed a successful event at its annual fundraiser on November 14 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.

The luncheon was emceed by Ian Lindsay and was headlined by keynote speaker and Hunger Warrior Award-winning Chef John Howie, Bellevue restaurateur and owner of John Howie Steak, Seastar and Sport restaurants. The Hawthorne Elementary School Choir entertained the record crowd, who also had the opportunity to bid on gift certificates generously donated by Howie, with all proceeds benefiting hungry children in King County and beyond.

The luncheon celebrated LHHC's 22nd year raising money and advocating on behalf of hungry children. The money raised by the event goes to beneficiary organizations that provide food to children of low-income families and to advocacy for childhood hunger-related issues. Beneficiary organizations include the City of Seattle Summer Food Program, Northwest Harvest, the Emergency Feeding Program, WithinReach, CARE and the Children's Alliance. Representatives of several of these organizations attended the luncheon.

LHHC has partnered with the Children's Alliance and Share Our Strength in their "No Kid Hungry" campaign to end childhood hunger by 2015. Visit www.strength.org for more information.

LHHC's Pierce County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children held its fifth annual breakfast fundraiser the same day, raising more than $10,000 for emergency food programs in Pierce County. The breakfast raised an additional $2,700 for hunger relief programs from members of the Inns of Court.

Additional information about Lawyers Helping Hungry Children is available on the organization's page on Facebook, at www.lawyershelpinghungrychildren.org or by contacting Marla Zink at Marla@washapp.org. Information about the Pierce County Chapter also can be obtained from Todd Carlisle at toddc@nwjustice.org.


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