Food From the Bar

Since 1992, Contra Costa County Bar Association has sponsored an annual competition in the spring to raise food and money for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.

Law firms, solo practitioners and county legal offices compete to raise the most per capita and every dollar counts.

Since its inception, county attorneys have donated more than $1 million and over 54 tons of food, making CCCBA one of the Food Bank’s largest supporters.

Each year the drive is launched by a comedy night fondly referred to as Res Ipsa Jokuitur. Well-known comedians such as Will Durst regularly perform to a sold-out crowd. This event is one of the highlights of the year.

You can feed a child for $10/week, or $135 for the three months of summer when they do not receive school lunches. So $100,000 can feed 740 children all summer. This is our goal! Donate Today.


Food from the Bar 2017

The 26th Annual Food From the Bar drive benefitted the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano again. This amazing organization provides food to over 132,000 people EVERY MONTH in Contra Costa and Solano counties.

This year the Food From The Bar fundraiserbrought in over $56,500. Twenty-four law firms participated in the event that included the Walk-a-Thon, Comedy Night, and a competitive food drive among the generous CCCBA member firms.

Congratulations and thank you to the winners:
1-5 Employees: Law Offices of Suzanne Boucher
6-10 Employees: Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser LLP
11-20 Employees: Brown, Gee & Wenger LLP
21-50 Employees: Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines

Plan to join the CCCBA next year for Comedy Night and don't forget to bring your checkbook for a chance to win valuable raffle items! You can support the Food Bank anytime, by donating goods or funds.





Res Ipsa Jokuitor XXII - Comedy Night & Kickoff for Food from the Bar

2015 Comedy Night flyer

Thursday, May 18, 2017  | 6 pm - 9:30 pm  | Back Forty BBQ

Master of Ceremonies: Justice Maria Rivera
Headliner: Rocky La Porte
Opening Act: Emily Epstein White

Laugh for a good cause:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Benefactors: Contra Costa County Bar Association | Husby
Patrons: Archer Norris | McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher | Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP
Contributors: 3D-Forensic.| ADR Services, Inc.| Aiken Welch Court Reporters | Brown, Gee & Wenger, LLP | Buchman Provine Brothers Smith, LLP | Certified Reporting Services| Esquire Deposition Solutions| Ferber Law, P.C.| First Legal Network| Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines| Law Office of Suzanne Boucher| Miller Starr Regalia | QUIVX | Vasquez, Benisek and Lindgren LLP

For sponsorship opportunities for next year's event, contact Theresa Hurley at (925) 370-2548 or thurley@cccba.org.



Food from the Bar Walk-A-Thon


2016 Walk-a-thon flyerFriday, May 19, 2017 | Entry Fee: $50/person | Check-in: 8:30 am | Walk Start: 9 am

Join local law firms and members of our community in the 8th Annual 5K walk around downtown Walnut Creek. 100% of proceeds will directly benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. We hope you can join us next year!

If your firm is interested in participating, please designate a "Walk Coordinator" to handle logistics for your firm, and contact Catherine Lubbe, at clubbe@archernorris.com or (925) 930-6600. All participants will need to complete the Registration Form.


26th Annual Food From the Bar Food Drive Competition

Make a difference to the hungry people in Contra Costa County (and show those other law firms how generous your firm really is!) The firm with the highest per capita figures in each category will receive an individual award for permanent display in their office.

You can feed a child for $10/week, or $135 for the three months of summer when they do not receive school lunches. So $100,000 can feed 740 children all summer. This is our goal!

You can donate money and/or non-perishable food items. It's easy, just add a some extra items to your shopping cart, then bring them to your office and put it in the Food Bank barrel. Even easier is to donate money - for every $20 you give, the Food Bank can provide 40 nutritious meals to hungry people in Contra Costa county. All monetary donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged. Donate food from your computer with the Virtual Food Drive!


Contact Us

For information about the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano and CCCBA’s Food From the Bar Drive, contact:

Renee Baptiste at the Food Bank
Phone: (925) 771-1310
Email:

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