$1,000,000? That’s right! Next year, our Food from the Bar goal is to cross the one million dollar mark.
In 2013, our competitive food & fund drive benefiting the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank will be in its 22nd year. Since its inception, we have raised over $950,000 to help the Food Bank provide nutritious meals to the nearly 150,000 people the organization serves each month in our counties.
We are confident that, with your help, we can mark the million dollar milestone in 2013. To celebrate, we have a surprise in store for you:
To kick off our 2013 Food from the Bar Drive we invited Will Durst to headline our annual Res Ipsa Jokuitor Comedy Night in the Spring. Will has headlined the event several times in the past and we will be honoring our Million Dollar Man accordingly. Don’t miss this fun event – more details about the Comedy Night will be announced in early 2013.
Don’t want to wait until next year to support this vital cause? Visit www.foodbankccs.org today to find out how you can help now. Every donation helps, as the Food Bank can provide “the equivalent of two healthy meals” for each dollar donated. Your support is an investment in our future, as “1 in every 4 people receiving emergency food are children”. Help today and then stay involved with Food from the Bar!
2012 Food from the Bar Winners
This year, our legal community raised nearly $64,000 for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. For two weeks in May, law firms competed to raise funds and food through a variety of creative activities, including pay-to-wear-denim casual workdays, a Walnut Creek Walk-a-Thon, raffles, potluck lunches, and more. Four winners in categories based on the size of the law firms have emerged.
The winners of the 2012 Food from the Bar Competition are:
- 1 – 10 Employees: Law Offices of Suzanne Boucher
- 11 – 20 Employees: Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser
- 21 – 50 Employees: Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines
- 51 + Employees: Archer Norris