Richard Saldivar, principal of TERIS for Arizona and Texas (center), with Ernie Ortiz, food drive manager, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance (left), and Beverly Damore, president and CEO, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, in the inaugural Object to Hunger Food Drive in 2013.

Richard Saldivar, principal of TERIS for Arizona and Texas (center), with Ernie Ortiz, food drive manager, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance (left), and Beverly Damore, president and CEO, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, in the inaugural Object to Hunger Food Drive in 2013.

The St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will be the recipient of food and cash donations made by law firms during Hunger Action Month. The “Object to Hunger” food drive is in its third year, sponsored by TERIS, a litigation support services firm with offices in Phoenix and Austin, Texas.

ipro logoCo-sponsoring this year’s drive are the Document Control Group of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in Phoenix and Ipro Tech LLC legal-software firm in Tempe.

Law firms and law offices are invited to participate in the “friendly competition” from September 7 to September 25.

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Firms can sign up here or email phxadmin@teris.com.

And here is more detail from the sponsor’s press release:

TERIS logo“Community service is a core value of TERIS, and we are impressed by the Phoenix legal community’s participation in ‘Object to Hunger,’ ” said Richard Saldivar, Arizona/Texas principal of TERIS. “Their enthusiasm for this project is inspiring, and we at TERIS are proud to help them tackle the important issue of fighting hunger in our state.”

TERIS’s Phoenix office launched the “Object to Hunger” Food Drive in fall of 2013 to benefit Phoenix-based St. Mary’s Food Bank, the world’s first food bank and one of the largest in the United States. In its first two years, “Object to Hunger” raised more than 114,000 meals during what is normally a slow time of year for much-needed donations to the food bank.

This year’s competition aims to enlist at least 60 law firms in contributing at least 100,000 meals. Based on their levels of contributions, teams can earn one of four levels of “partner status” in the campaign. Winners will be chosen in two categories: most meals overall, and most meals per capita (based on the size of the company or firm.) Winners’ names will be engraved on a trophy.

Last year’s winners were the Phoenix law firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli for most meals overall; Frutkin Law Firm of Phoenix for most meals per capita; and Helene Fenlon PLC of Scottsdale for most meals per capita individual.

Every pound of food donated to St. Mary’s equals one meal that the food bank can distribute, and every dollar donated enables it to distribute seven meals. Items most needed for the food drive are beans; canned fruit and vegetables; canned soups, stews and chili; cereal; juice; pasta; peanut butter; rice and tuna. Other commonly needed items are diapers, household paper supplies, soap, shampoo and toothpaste.

To join the “Object to Hunger” campaign, request food donation boxes or make monetary contributions, law firms may contact Jolie Pauls of TERIS at 602-241-9333 or phxadmin@teris.com.

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