Young Lawyers in London Help Feed the Hungry

  • November 21, 2014

Ontario Bar Association connects young lawyers with their community

London, ON – Young Lawyers from the Ontario Bar Association will join forces with the London Lawyers Feed the Hungry (LLFH) program this Sunday to host a special soup kitchen dinner at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The South Western Ontario Young Lawyers Division, a section of the OBA, is lending its support to the LLFH’s successful monthly soup kitchens to help bring even more meals to people in the London and Middlesex area and to build an even stronger sense of community.

“The OBA gives young lawyers in our area a chance to stay connected with one another and these kinds of group volunteer activities are a way we can make that connection work for the community at large” said Emily Assini, Chair of the OBA’s South Western Ontario Young Lawyers Division. “We are very enthusiastic about the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program and we look forward to giving back.”

The LLFH program features monthly soup kitchens hosted by lawyers, judges, law enforcement professionals, and others from the legal community who have made issues of homelessness, poverty and hunger in the London and Middlesex-area a personal mission of action.

“Lawyers join the OBA in part to connect with their peers who share a sense of purpose, this is a particularly productive opportunity to so,” said Dawn Melville, a member of the OBA Board of Directors representing South Western Ontario. “I am extremely proud of, and impressed by, the enthusiasm of the young lawyers in the London community who are getting involved.”

Over the past decade, the LLFH program has provided more than $25,000 to most of London's "soup kitchens" and meal programs. The Ontario Bar Association also has Young Lawyer Divisions in Toronto, Ottawa and London.

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