What does unqualified success look like? The Community Service Event held on October 13, 2012, at the Los Angeles Food Bank and co-sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Committee, Women’s Caucus and Diversity Committee. Participants in the event helped to demonstrate the Forum’s continued commitment to giving back by packing bags of donated food, including everything from rice and beans to cans of fruit, to fight hunger in the Los Angeles community. The collegial atmosphere allowed in-house and outside counsel to get to know each other better, sometimes while comparing memories of the great 70’s and 80’s music playing in the background, or engaging in robust discourse over the optimal food packing techniques. For those of you who participated, the Los Angeles Food Bank and the Forum give their sincerest thanks. For those who did not participate, next year is another opportunity to take a moment and give back. And so, we leave you with this question: How many lawyers does it take to pack more than 1,000 bags of food for those in need? Answer: None. It takes about twenty, fantastic, giving, caring people. Until next year!
Demonstrating they are not afraid to get theirs hands dirty for a good cause are (left to right) Dominic Mochrie, Jewel Gardner, Christina Noyes and Karen Marchiano.
Taking a break from bagging food to the beat of the oldies are (left to right) Vanessa Valdez, Nicole Zellweger, Brian Balconi, Andra Terrell, and Trish Treadwell.