Monthly Archives: November 2014

Food Drive Extended

Breaking News

The Thanksgiving Turkey and all the trimmings have been granted a stay until 5pm on Thursday, November 20th in order for the entire Law School community to come to their rescue.  To lift the stay we simply need to raise 1 ton of canned food (or $2,000) for Harvest Hope Food Bank!  Yes the “Best Class Food Drive” has been extended to help meet the need!

This year Harvest Hope faces a huge problem, more people are in need of food and the shelves of donated items are emptying faster and faster.

Most people only go to the Food Bank 3-4 times a year but knowing it is there to help is what is important.  “My wife and I were a little ashamed, I’ll be honest. How do you ask someone for help with getting food? But they really understood our emergency and I felt like they cared for us.” – 27-year-old husband and father

We can’t solve the entire problem of hunger insecurity in SC but we can do our best and make a difference for many families.  No one wants the holiday season to be just a bowl a beans- everyone deserves turkey and all the trimmings!

All donations must be brought to the Pro Bono Program office by the deadline or the turkey is headed to the fryer!

Pro Bono – Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteer Opportunity

It is that time of the year again, Turkey Time!  But what if you are a homeless family?  For almost 15 years several student groups have come together and provided a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner to the resident families at St. Lawrence Place.  This gated community is home for formerly homeless families- providing them with supportive services and a safe environment for up to two years.  You can help by coming by the Pro Bono Program office and sign up to bring a food or supply item.  Can’t cook? not to worry, there are plenty of items that can simply be purchased and some do not even need to be heated!  We have made it easy to volunteer. You can also sign up to serve turkey dinner on the Nov 24th. This 2 hour event is the perfect way to be reminded of the season for giving.

Supreme Court Talk: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. – Burden Lifting or Burden Shifting?

Join Women in Law and the American Constitution Society on Thursday, November 13 at 12:40pm in Room 231 for the upcoming Supreme Court Talk.  Professors Brown, Fox, and Means will discuss the Hobby Lobby decision. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP at the following link by Monday, November 10: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/supreme-court-talk-featuring-profs-brown-fox-and-means-registration-14141903815

Calling all Chefs

So you think you could win Top Chef?  Want to impress a girl or a boy?  Show off your skills by entering a crock pot of homemade soup in the  “Hunger is NOT a Crock (pot)” event on Monday, Nov 10th.  You can enter your soup on behalf of an organization, a class, a study group or just by your awesome self!  On Nov 10th between 12-1:30 the soup will be served in the Lobby and judged! For $5 anyone can taste as many soups as they want and vote for the “People’s Choice. Other categories will be determined by a judging panel that includes Denise Hollard, Exec. Director of Harvest Hope Food Bank. All proceeds from this tasty event go to HHFB so you will be cooking for a cause!  To enter contact any Pro Bono Program Board member or Pam Robinson Robinspd@law.sc.edu
Time for me to try out my curried squash recipe!