This year marked the 21st Annual Food from the Bar Drive, benefiting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Since its inception, the drive has collected nearly $900,000 and 54 tons of food for hungry Contra Costa County residents.
The two-week drive launched with a Comedy Night kickoff event featuring Don Friesen and Myles Weber. During the two weeks that followed, the Contra Costa County Bar Association and its member law firms competed to raise food and money to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.The drive culminated in a 5K Walk-a-Thon around downtown Walnut Creek. Participating law firms included Archer Norris, Buchman Provine Brothers Smith LLP, Timken Johnson LLP and McNamara Ney Beatty Slattery Borges Ambacher LLP.
Over the years, the competition has led to many creative fundraising efforts on the part of participating law firms. In the past, attorneys have auctioned or raffled goods and services, participated in walk-a-thons and some have even held head-shaving and cream-puff eating contests. To foster competition among participating law firms, the CCCBA declares winners in five categories based on the highest per capita contribution. Winners will be announced soon.
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