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CONTRA COSTA LAW FIRMS COMPETE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FOOD BANK

2012 marks the 21st Annual Food from the Bar Drive, benefitting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. The two-week drive will be launched with a Comedy Night kickoff event.

MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA, April 23, 2012 — For two weeks, the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) and its member law firms will participate in a competitive food and money drive to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. This marks the 21th annual Food from the Bar drive. Since its inception, the drive has collected nearly $900,000 and 54 tons of food for hungry Contra Costa County residents.

2012 Comedy Night flyerKickoff Event Information:

What: Comedy Night - "Res Ipsa Jokuitor" (the joke speaks for itself)featuring Don Friesen and Myles Weber
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012; Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
Where: Back Forty BBQ, 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
More Info: Tickets are $60. For more info, call Lisa Reep at (925) 288-2555

2012 Walk-a-thon flyerWalk-A-Thon Information:

What: 20th Annual Food from the Bar
When: May 2, 2011 – May 13, 2011
Where: participating CCCBA member law firms
More Info: Renee Baptiste, Food Bank Special Events Manager: rbaptiste@foodbankccs.org
Lisa Reep, CCCBA Executive Director: (925) 288-2555, lgreep@cccba.org

2012 FFTB flyerFood Drive Information:

What: 20th Annual Food from the Bar
When: May 2, 2011 – May 13, 2011
Where: participating CCCBA member law firms
More Info: Renee Baptiste, Food Bank Special Events Manager: rbaptiste@foodbankccs.org
Lisa Reep, CCCBA Executive Director: (925) 288-2555, lgreep@cccba.org

Food from the Bar is a competitive drive that leads 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. 2010 winners included Archer Norris; Morgan Miller Blair; Bramson, Plutznik, Mahler & Birkhauser; the Law Offices of Suzanne Boucher and Lyon & Quintero.

2011 Food from the Bar Awards Luncheon at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

2011 Food from the Bar Walk-a-Thon, which included walkers from 6 Contra Costa Law Firms

The 2011 Comedy Night kick-off event, featuring Rocky LaPorte and Andrew Norelli, attracted more than 130 comedy fans and Food Bank supporters.

The Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering support in matters of the law, the legal community and the judicial system. Trusted since 1934, the CCCBA serves thousands of legal professionals and members of the community each year.

Contact Lisa Reep
(925) 686-6900

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