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Who said lawyers are heartless? Check out what they're doing to help the Hawaii Foodbank

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii law firms are doing their part for this year's Hawaii Foodbank's annual food drive.

Among those participating -- law firm Carlsmith Ball in Downtown Honolulu, where lawyers and staff are on the home stretch of the drive.

"The drive really starts at the first part of February, but for lawyers, you only want to start a couple of weeks out," said partner James Starshak.

Starshak is running the firm's food drive again this year.

"I've been doing this for ... 25 years, and its just a incredible experience. You see the results of feeding over 287,000 people in the state of Hawaii. Distributing over 12 million pounds of food per year."

Last year, Carlsmith Ball collected nearly $8,000 in donations and some 12,000 pounds of food.

"That's our goal -- to beat last year. To do one-upmanship, to see if we can do more than we did the year before," Starshak said.

Carlsmith Ball is one of 15 firms running donation drives to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank.

"There's so many people out there that need help so every little bit helps so the law coalition is so awesome," said Kim Bartenstein, food drive manager at the Hawaii Foodbank.

She said the goal for the food bank this year is to collect enough food to provide one million meals and stockpile a 30-day supply of food for Hawaii's hungry.

"Right now, we have 16 days in the warehouse, we always want to try to keep close to the 30 and its always best that you know we have at least a month of food," she said.

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