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Food From the Bar

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



RAISE $500,000

98.5% | $492,455 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 over $3.6 million.

View last year’s participants >>

This is the 10th year of the campaign in Los Angeles and the goal this year is to get 100 law firms and legal service organizations to participate and raise over $500,000 to provided more than 2 million meals to the 1 in 4 children in our community that are food insecure.

Step 1

Decide how your firm or organization
wants to participate.


Raise valuable funds for the Food Bank. Because of donated food and the work volunteers the food bank is able to provide 4 meals for every dollar raised. Set up a virtual food drive or fundraise at your firm with some of these ideas.


Have your organization come into volunteer any day during May by signing up at lafoodbank.org/volunteer or call Ana Martinez at (323) 234-3030 ext. 144 or email at amartinez@lafoodbank.org to register for the Friends and Family Volunteer Days May 5 or May 19.

Food Drive

Collect food through a physical food drive. Contact Araceli Martinez (323) 234-3030, ext. 194 or aracelim@lafoodbank.org to get food drive boxes.

Step 2

Register to participate

Step 3

Organize your team and
have fun!

The Official Kick Off event is the Munger Games hosted by Munger Tolles. It is a trivia contest with teams of 4 competing for extra points to count toward your teams totals. Registration is $100 and each organization can have as many teams as they want.

Adams & Martin Group (Roth Staffing)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Allen Matkins
Anderson McPharlin & Conners
Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow
BNY Mellon
Bonne Bridges Mujuller O'Keefe & Nichols
Brutzkus Gubner
Bryan Cave
Cornerstone Research
Court of Appeal, Second District
Cozen O'Connor
Davis Wright Tremaine
First Legal Network
Foley & Mansfield
Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato
Fuentes & McNally, LLP
Garrett & Tully
Gibbs Giden
GLA Association of Legal Administrators
Greenberg Traurig
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Horvitz & Levy
Hueston Hennigan
Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah
Hunton Andrews Kurth
IFL Platinum Assets LLC
Jackson Lewis
JAMS, Inc.
Jeffers Mangels Butler & Mitchell
Jenner & Block
Jones Day
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
Latham & Watkins
Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill LLP
Loeb & Loeb
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
McKool Smith Hennigan
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
Munger Tolles & Olson
Nelson Hardiman
O'Melveny & Myers
Parker Milliken
Paul Hastings
Perkins Coie LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Raines Feldman
Reed Smith
Richards Watson & Gershon
Russ August & Kabat
Sheppard Mullin
Sidley Austin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey
Sullivan & Cromwell
Susman Godfrey LLP
Swiss Post Solutions
The California State University - Office of the Chancellor and Office of General Counsel
UCLA School of Law
United States Attorney's Office - Central District of California
Winston & Strawn
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Steering committee

The Food Bank wishes to thank the 2018 Steering Committee:
  • Terri Oppelt, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP – Chairperson
  • Karen Beutler, JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services
  • Lisa Clark, Swiss Post Solutions
  • Taylor Drake, First Legal
  • Chelise Gonzalez, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Brian Hennigan, Hueston Hennigan LLP
  • Danielle Hubbard, Adams Martin Group
  • Nicole Lueddeke, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Kathleen McDowell, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • M’Alyssa Mecenas, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Robert Mockler, McKool Smith Hennigan
  • Shaun Morrison, Allen Matkins
  • Nancy Nguyen, UCLA School of Law
  • Joan Schipper, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Nausheen Shaikh, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Bill Sullivan, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Norma Ayala, Polsinelli
  • David Johnson, O’Melveny Myers
  • Cindy Lu, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Shelley Pruit , Kirkland Ellis
  • Yealee Song, Fuentes & McNally, LLP

Other Materials

Fundrasing Ideas

Fundraising Ideas

Click the link below for FUNdraising ideas!

Coordinator's Packet

Coordinator's Packet

Download the coordinator’s packet

volunteer dates

volunteer dates

Download volunteer dates as a PDF

donation form

donation form

To view and download donation form as a PDF

campaign summary

campaign summary

Download campaign summary as a PDF

Social Media Graphics

Social Media Graphics

Social media graphics and logos are available via DropBox

FFTB Flier

FFTB Flier

Download the FFTB flier as a PDF

2017 Impact Report

2017 Impact Report

Download our 2017 Impact Report as a PDF

Action card

Action card

Download our Call To Action card as a PDF

How It Works

How It Works

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