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Food from the Bar

Food From the Bar 2018

 The 27th annual Food from the Bar campaign campaign is in the books and we are pleased to announce that 2018 was a record-breaking year.

When the dust settled, and the final tallies were made, we learned that members of the legal communities in San Francisco and Marin brought in over $757,000 in donations – topping the $750,000 goal that was set before the competition began in early May.

Read the full news release.


Each spring The Bar Association of San Francisco and the legal community partners with the SF-Marin Food Bank to fight hunger through the Food From the Bar campaign. SF-Marin Food Bank

The campaign provides critical funds to support summer food programs that make sure kids get the nutrition they need to live healthy and productive lives and is the largest and longest running fundraiser for the Food Bank by a single profession.


2017 Food From the Bar Campaign Results

BASF and the SF-Marin Food Bank celebrated the results of the annual Food From the Bar (FFTB) Campaign at an awards ceremony at the Merchants Exchange Club on June 20. FFTB is the legal community’s annual fundraising drive to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.

The campaign included 70 participating organizations in San Francisco and Marin County raising more than $726,655, surpassing last year’s campaign by $37,000.  FFTB also collected 8,500 pounds of food and contributed 1,456  volunteer hours at the food bank. 

Awards were announced as follows:

  • The “Top Fundraising” honor went to, for the tenth year in a row, the Fremont Group, with an amazing $124,410 raised!
  • Bechtel was recognized as the “Top Foodraiser” bringing in 1,275 pounds of food.
  • The “Top Volunteer” award went to The Fremont Group for mobilizing 192 hours of volunteer service.
  • The “Per Capita Grand Prize” went to the Kaufhold Gaskin for raising the most money per person, followed by The Fremont Group; Munger, Tolles & Olsen; and Rogers Joseph O’Donnell.
  • Additionally, Keker, Van Nest & Peters was recognized for raising $15,751 on the first day of the campaign, surpassing their 2016 winning amount by over $10,000!

2017 Campaign Chairs

Christine Richardson, Pillsbur Winthrop Shaw Pittmen
Karen Kimmey, Farella Braun + Martel