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26th Food From the Bar Campaign Sets Record by Raising $726,000 in Six Weeks

San Francisco and Marin legal community raised more than 2.18 million meals for seniors, children and adults in need

June 20, 2017 – 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 (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. 

Paul Ash, Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank, had this to say about the campaign, “This is 26 years in a row that Food From The Bar has helped feed people in need in San Francisco and Marin, and it seems like every year the local legal community comes up with new and exciting ways raise money, recruit volunteers and build awareness.  We set a lofty goal of funding two million meals this year, and I’m happy to say that we’ve surpassed that goal…a testament to the dedication put forth by all who participated.  For that, I say Thank You.” 

Money donated, food collected and volunteer time will help distribute 2.18 million pounds of food to more than 450 pantries and agencies serving seniors, children and adults throughout San Francisco and Marin.

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 & Olson; 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!

The 2018 campaign will begin May 1, 2018. For more information about the SF-Marin Food Bank, please visit


Thank you to all of the 2017 Food From the Bar participants:

Platinum Level Partners
Crowell & Moring
Farella Braun + Martel
The Fremont Group
Hanson Bridgett
Kaufhold Gaskin
Keker Van Nest & Peters
Kirkland & Ellis
Latham & Watkins
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Shartsis Friese

Gold Level Partners
Altshuler Berzon
Brayton Purcell
California Public Utilities Commission
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass
Gibson Dunn
Goodwin Procter
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Morrison & Foerster
Nixon Peabody
Perkins Coie
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
Seyfarth Shaw
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Squire Patton Boggs
Winston & Strawn

Silver Level Partners
Allen Matkins
Alto Litigation
Dolby Labs
Durie Tangri
Foley & Lardner
Hemming Morse
Holland & Knight
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell
Keegin Harrison
Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein
Littler Mendelson
Marin County Bar Association
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Reed Smith
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
Sidley Austin

Bronze Level Partners
Association of Legal Administrators, Golden Gate
The Bar Association of San Francisco/Justice & Diversity Center
Chavez & Gertler
First Legal Nor Cal
Fox Rothschild
Freeland Cooper & Foreman
FTI Consulting
Haight Brown & Bonesteele
Marin County Women Lawyers
Ogletree Deakins
Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt
Schoenberg Family Law Group
UC Hastings College of the Law

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of attorneys, law students, and legal professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF enjoys the support of more than 7,300 individuals, law firms, corporate legal departments, and law schools. Through its board of directors, its committees, and its volunteer legal services programs and other community efforts, BASF has worked actively to promote and achieve equal justice for all and oppose discrimination in all its forms, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on race, sex, disability, and sexual orientation. BASF provides a collective voice for public advocacy, advances professional growth and education, and attempts to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the practice of law.