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UGA LAW STUDENTS "BUY" AMNESTY DURING THIRD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

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Wednesday, November 20, 1996

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172

Christy Calbos,, Phi Alpha Delta Justice

UGA LAW STUDENTS "BUY" AMNESTY DURING THIRD ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

ATHENS, Ga. -- Cries of "Cream of Chicken Immunity!" and "Green Bean Amnesty!" will once again ring out in the classrooms of the University of Georgia School of Law on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, as the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity sponsors its third annual Amnesty Day Canned Food Drive.

Phi Alpha Delta's drives in the previous two years have raised nearly a ton of food and $250 in cash donations for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

"The Amnesty Day Food Drive is a fun way for law students to help serve the local community," said Phi Alpha Delta Justice Christy Calbos. "I'm optimistic that with such a large number of classes and professors participating, we'll have a fantastic contribution for the Food Bank."

To be granted amnesty from a professor's probing legal questions, students must hold up their can of food when called upon. At the end of each class, the cans are collected. Phi Alpha Delta will also sell cans of food for those who forget to bring them or run out before the end of the days' classes, and will donate profits from the sale of the goods to the Food Bank.

"We are extremely excited about Phi Alpha Delta's continued participation in the Food Bank's Holiday Can-a-thon," said law professor Paul Heald, chair of the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. "If all student groups at the University were as civic-minded, there'd be no hungry people in Athens."

The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank assists approximately 6,000 people each year by providing immediate assistance to those who are awaiting the arrival of food stamps or who have other emergency needs. Individuals who qualify for aid can receive a two-week supply of food once every six months.

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