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Legal Community Exceeds Goals in Annual Drive for San Francisco and Marin Food Banks


July 26, 2013 – San Francisco -- The Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks celebrated a record-breaking annual Food From the Bar Campaign at an awards ceremony at One Market Plaza on July 16th.

The campaign included 73 participating organizations in San Francisco and Marin County raising $594,034; collecting 6,721  pounds of food; and contributing 902 volunteer shifts at the food bank. Food from the Bar is the legal community’s annual fundraising drive to benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.
The campaign for the first year welcomed members of the Marin County legal community.
Money donated, food collected and volunteer time help distribute millions of pounds of food to more than 450 pantries and agencies serving hungry people throughout San Francisco and Marin.

  • The “Top Fundraising” honor went to, for the sixth year in a row, the Fremont Group, who has raised more money than any other fundraising drive in San Francisco Food Bank history, with an amazing $107,072 raised!
  • The Most Creative Award goes to Hanson Bridget thanks in large part to their Partner Sumo Wrestling Event.
  • The Small/Solo Award went to Kaufhold Gaskin where a 3-person team raised $3,000.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe was recognized as the “Top Foodraiser” bringing in 765 pounds of food.
  • The Top Volunteer award went to Pacific Gas & Electric, for mobilizing 89 volunteer shifts.
  • The “Per Capita Grand Prize” went to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for raising the most money per person.

Campaign Chair Christy Richardson of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, had this to say about the campaign’s success, “Each year our legal community out does itself with our Annual Food From the Bar campaign. Our accomplishment in this regard was beyond measure, particularly given the current economic situation. Our legal community rallied to set a new standard of contribution, dedication and enthusiasm, and BASF is particularly proud to be a significant partner in our effort to serve our community.”

Participating firms and organizations

Platinum Partners

Altshuler Berzon; Keker & Van Nest; Arnold & Porter LLP; Kirkland & Ellis; Bechtel Legal and Risk Management; Latham & Watkins; Bingham McCutchen; Munger, Tolles & Olson; Farella Braun + Martel; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Fremont Group; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Hanson Bridgett; Shartsis Friese

Gold Partners

Allen Matkins; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Baker & McKenzie; O'Melveny & Myers; California Public Utilities Commission; Rogers Joseph O'Donnell; Covington & Burling; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP; Crowell & Moring; Stein & Lubin; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Winston & Strawn; Goodwin Procter

Silver Partners

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Keegin Harrison; Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller; Miller Law Group;
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass; Morrison & Foerster; Cooley; Nixon Peabody; Davis Wright Tremaine; Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe; Durie Tangri; Perkins Coie; Gap, Inc. Legal Department; Ropes & Gray; Jones Day; Seyfarth Shaw; Jones Clifford Johnson Dehner Wong Morrison Sheppard & Bell; UC Hastings College of the Law; Kaufhold Gaskin                       

Cooper, White & Cooper; Neyhart Anderson Flynn & Grosboll; Foley and Lardner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart; Freeland Cooper and Foreman; Phillips Spallas & Angstadt; Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh; Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley; Haight Brown and Bonesteel; Rutan & Tucker; Hemming Morse; San Francisco City Attorney's Office; Jackson Lewis; Sidley Austin; Kerr and Wagstaffe; Squire Sanders; LeClairRyan; The Bar Association of San Francisco; Legal Aid of Marin and Family & Children’s Law Center; The Veen Firm; Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick; Vasquez Estrada & Conway; Marin County District Attorney’s Office; Weintraub Tobin; Marin County Public Defender                                             

For more information about the Food From The Bar Campaign, please visit

For more information about the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, please visit

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8792

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Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
(415) 782-9000 x8104