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Legal Community Exceeds Goals in Annual Drive for SF-Marin Food Bank
A record-setting $694,000 raised!

July 24, 2014 – San Francisco  The Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank celebrated a record-breaking annual Food From the Bar Campaign at an awards ceremony at One Market Restaurant on July 21. Food From the Bar is the legal community’s annual fundraising drive to benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.

The campaign included 65 participating organizations in San Francisco and Marin County raising more than $694,500; collecting 6,245  pounds of food; and contributing 821 volunteer shifts at the two food banks.

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 seventh year in a row, the Fremont Group, who has raised more money than any other fundraising drive in San Francisco and Marin Food Bank history, with an amazing $127,766 raised!
  • Bechtel Corporation was recognized as the “Top Foodraiser” bringing in 697 pounds of food
  • The “Top Volunteer” award went to Gap Legal, for mobilizing 100 volunteer shifts
  • The “Per Capita Grand Prize” went to Munger, Tolles & Olson for raising the most money per person

Participating firms and organizations

Platinum Partners
Altshuler Berzon; Arnold & Porter; Bechtel Corporation; Bingham McCutchen; Farella Braun + Martel; Fremont Group; Hanson Bridgett; Keker & Van Nest; Kirkland and Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Munger, Tolles & Olson; O'Melveny & Myers; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Shartsis Friese.

Gold Partners
Allen Matkins; Baker McKenzie; Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller; Crowell & Moring; Gap Legal; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Goodwin Procter; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Perkins Coie; Rogers Joseph O'Donnell; and Stein & Lubin

Silver Partners
California Public Utilities Commission; Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass; Covington & Burling; Davis Wright Tremaine; Durie Tangri; Jones Clifford; Jones Day; Kaufhold Gaskin; Kilpatrick Townsend; Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Miller Law Group; Nixon Peabody; Ropes & Gray; Seyfarth Shaw; Sheppard Mullin; Squire Sanders; and UC Hastings College of the Law

The Bar Association of San Francisco; Brayton Purcell; Bullivant Houser Bailey; Cooley; Cooper, White & Cooper; Cox, Castle & Nicholson; Foley and Lardner; Freeland Cooper & Foreman; Friedman McCubbin; Fox Rothschild; Haight Brown and Bonesteel; Hemming Morse, Inc.; Jackson Lewis; Keegin Harrison; Kerr & Wagstaffe;  LeClair Ryan; Neyhart Anderson Flynn Grosboll; Phillips Spallas & Angstadt;  Rutan & Tucker; San Francisco City Attorney's Office; Schoenberg Family Law Group; Thompson Welch; Vasquez Estrada & Conway; The Veen Firm; and Villareal Hutner

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

For more information about the SF-Marin Food Bank, 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

For general communications inquiries:

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