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Food From the Bar 2019 Recap

LA’s legal community helps fight hunger and give hope!


You Did It!


100% | $500,000 Raised

Food From The Bar is an annual, month-long fundraising and volunteering effort, held every May. The campaign is a friendly competition including legal firms, law schools and legal services organizations, to see who could raise the most funds, acquire the most food, and work the most volunteer hours for the Food Bank in an effort to feed the children of Los Angeles County who may go hungry in the summer months.

Since the campaign began in Los Angeles in 2009, it has raised more than $4 million.

Thank you to all who participated in 2019, raising more funds than ever before in the history of this campaign.

In the 11th year of the campaign in Los Angeles, the law firms and legal service organizations raised more $500,000, which represents more than 2 million meals for hungry children in our community.

Young girl at lunch

Steering committee

The Food Bank wishes to thank the 2019 Steering Committee:
  • Chelise Gonzalez, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Kathleen McDowell, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Joan Schipper Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Robert Mockler, McKool Smith Hennigan
  • Terri Oppelt, Armanini LLP


Kick-off Award, Finish Line Award and Overall Award – 1st Place Winner: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Highest Per Capita Winner McKool Smith Hennigan, P.C.

Best Public Entity Award: Court of Appeal, Second District

Best All Around Award: Paul Hastings LLP

Munger Games Champions and Volunteer of the Campaign Award: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP

Chair of the Campaign Award: Kathleen McDowell, from Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Gold Level & Best use of Social Media Award: UCLA School of Law

Gold Level & Cornucopia Award: Sidley Austin LLP

Rookie of the Year: Cooley LLP

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s campaign

Diamond Level

Court of Appeal, Second District
Latham & Watkins LLP
Loeb & Loeb LLP
McKool Smith Hennigan, P.C.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP

Platinum Level

Kirkland & Ellis
McGuireWoods LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Gold Level

Hueston Hennigan LLP
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps
UCLA School Of Law

Silver Level

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Horvitz and Levy
Jones Day
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Milbank LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Richards, Watson & Gershon
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
WilmerHale LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Bronze Level

Adamant Law Group, PC
Adams & Martin Group
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Anderson McPharlin and Conners
Bird Marella, P.C.
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Office of General Counsel
Central District of California US Attorney's Office
Cornerstone Research
Cozen O'Connor
First Legal
Foley & Mansfield
Garrett & Tully, PC
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
Greater Los Angeles, a Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA)
Greenberg Traurig
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Judith Seeds Miller, APC
Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
Morgan Lewis
Murchison & Cumming, LLP
Nelson Hardiman LLP
Nossaman LLP
Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O'Neill, LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Polsinelli, LLP
Proskauer Rose
Raines Feldman LLP
Robins Kaplan
Russ August & Kabat LLP
Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey
Nossaman LLP
Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O'Neill LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Polsinelli, LLP
Proskauer Rose
Raines Feldman LLP
Robins Kaplan
Russ August & Kabat LLP
Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
TroyGould PC
University of Southern California Office of the General Counsel

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