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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (June 24, 2014) – For the second year in a row, Stewart Melvin & Frost was the overall winner in the local Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition which raises money and collects food for the state’s regional food banks.

Stewart Melvin & Frost was one of 23 law firms in Hall and Forsyth counties that collected donations for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. In addition to winning the overall competition for the second straight year, it was the third consecutive year the firm led in monetary donations.

Stewart Melvin & Frost’s food and monetary donations totaled 11,492 pounds of food. Attorneys Julia Greene and Jenifir Dimo led the project for the firm.

Local law firms’ collections provided more than 34,000 pounds of food to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. Through monetary and food donations, 277 law firms and legal organizations from around the state raised the equivalent of 1,140,627 pounds of food, a 36 percent increase from last year.

All of the food collected has been donated directly to the regional food bank that serves each competitor’s community. Georgia Mountain Food Bank serves more than 61 partner agencies in Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Lumpkin and Union counties.

Founded in 1936, Stewart Melvin & Frost is one of Northeast Georgia’s oldest and largest law firms. The practice specializes in a broad range of legal services, including business law, tax and estate planning, municipal bond financing, real estate transactions, litigation, and mediation services. Based in Gainesville, Stewart Melvin & Frost serves a regional client base throughout North Georgia. For more information, visit www.smf-law.com.