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Legal Community Continues to Raise the Bar in Annual Drive for the SF-Marin Food Bank 


June 25, 2015– San Francisco -- The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the SF-Marin Food Bank celebrated the results of the annual Food From the Bar Campaign at an awards ceremony at Wine and Wall restaurant on June 18. Food From the Bar is the legal community’s annual fundraising drive to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.

The campaign included 61 participating organizations in San Francisco and Marin County raising more than $692,000; collecting 7,700 pounds of food; and contributing 1,658 volunteer hours at the food bank.

Paul Ash, CEO of the SF-Marin Food Bank, had this to say about the campaign, “The SF-Marin Food Bank relies on Food From the Bar to help provide healthy food for thousands of low income individuals, families and seniors.  Food From the Bar once again featured an outpouring of generosity mixed with healthy competition and creative challenges to raise food for over two million meals.  We’re grateful to BASF and all of its members for their individual and collective support.”

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 eighth 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 $150,000 raised!
  • Bechtel was recognized as the “Top Foodraiser” bringing in 1,500 pounds of food
  • The “Top Volunteer” award went to Farella Braun + Martel for mobilizing 130 hours of volunteer service.
  • The “Per Capita Grand Prize” went to the Fremont Group for raising the most money per person

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

For more information about the SF-Marin Food Bank, please visit


Platinum Participants
The Fremont Group
Munger, Tolles & Olson Platinum
Shartsis Friese LLP
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Morgan Lewis  
PG&E Law Department
Hanson Bridgett LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Farella Braun + Martel
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Morrison Foerster
Altshuler Berzon LLP
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Perkins Coie
Goodwin Procter LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP
O'Melveny & Myers   


Gold Participants
Gibson Dunn
Arnold & Porter
Allen Matkins
FTI Consulting
Kaufhold Gaskin LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
California Public Utilities Commission
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Littler Mendelson
Bartko Zankel Bunzel Miller
Nixon Peabody LLP

Silver Participants
Kilpatrick Townsend
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine  
Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP
Squire Patton Boggs
Ropes & Gray
Salesforce Legal
Durie Tangri LLP
Baker & McKenzie  
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Neyhart Anderson Flynn & Grosboll
Miller Law Group
Hemming Morse LLP
Gap Inc.  
Greenberg Traurig
Villarreal Hutner PC
Foley & Lardner LLP
Jones Day
Covington & Burling LLP
MCBA Probate & Estate Planning Section
Dropbox Legal and Trust and Safety Team
Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.  
Haight Brown & Bonesteel
The Veen Firm Team