Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign Leaders Use New Ideas to Tackle Old ChallengesNovember 2, 2012 – In The News
The annual Attorneys Against Hunger (AAH) campaign of the Allegheny Count Bar Foundation runs each year from November through March, to help those suffering from hunger.
As a Co-Chair of the campaign, William Stang, managing partner for the Pittsburgh office of Fox Rothschild, knows that surpassing the $110,000 raised in the 2011 drive will require some creative new tactics for driving donations.
“Today’s difficult economy presents two major challenges. First, there are more people with need and hunger issues,” said Stang. “Second, there is a lot of work to be done in order to continue to raise funds at the levels we have in the past.”
Stang said the challenges are the same with this campaign as they have been in previous years, but the state of the economy has created a more difficult environment for raising funds and helping those in need. He believes encouraging members of the AAH committee to increase their number of personal contacts in the legal community will help to bring in additional donations and volunteers.
“Every year we reevaluate how we can make the biggest difference in the fight against hunger,” he said. “That means looking at the agencies we’ve given to in the past, as well as new requests.”
Last year alone, AAH assisted well over 1,000 families having hunger issues.