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​Quarles & Brady’s Inaugural Firmwide Summer Hunger Campaign Provides Nearly 130,000 Meals for Hungry Children and Families

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that its first firmwide summer hunger campaign raised equivalent funds to provide nearly 130,000 meals to hungry children and families across its hometown office locations.

"While many children and families struggle with hunger year round, the need is greater in the summer when there isn't access to free and reduced-cost meal programs at school," said Kimberly Leach Johnson, partner and firm chair of Quarles & Brady. "It was an easy decision for our offices to band together and help fill the gap between summer vacation and when kids go back to school."

The initiative was coordinated by Quarles Cares, the firm's program that supports charities and causes across each of the firm's offices. The primary areas of focus are projects related to hunger and education. Organizations that benefited from the firm's efforts include A Just Harvest in Chicago; Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis; Second Harvest Foodbank in Madison; Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee; St. Matthew's House in Naples, Fla.; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix; End 68 Hours of Hunger in Tampa; Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson; and Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.

"I am very proud of what we were able to do in our first year," said Johnson. "We are looking forward to helping even more children in 2016."