Food From The Bar

Food from the Bar is a month-long competition among Houston’s legal community where participants earn points by donating food, fund and volunteer time to benefit the Houston Food Bank. Through donations and support, the legal community helps Houston Food Bank feed more kids and families in our community. The event is timed to raise much needed resources just before the summer break when kids will be out of school and not receiving school breakfast and lunches. Many local families struggle to provide that extra food during the summer and you are helping bridge that gap.

Register online at For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio for volunteer information or Yolanda Alexander for food/fund drive information.

How it Works

Participants will be awarded points for financial and food contributions and volunteering their time at the Houston Food Bank as follows:

  • 1 lb. of food = 1 point (no beverages, please see our Most Needed Items List)
  • $1 = 3 points 
  • 1 volunteer = 50 points

Firm/Organization Bonus Points:

  • 250 bonus points for Early Registration by February 28, 2017
  • Double bonus points for every volunteer attending Volunteer Bonus Days


Achievement Awards - All organizations that make a significant contribution to the campaign will receive Achievement Awards.

Bronze Partners - 5,000 points
Silver Partners - 10,000 points
Gold Partners - 15,000 points
Platinum Partners - 20,000 points

Special Awards:

Overall Award – Highest overall combined totals
Best All-Around Award – Outstanding achievement based on total points per capita
Best Law School Award – Best achievement by a law school
Creativity Award – as determined by the Houston Food Bank, the most innovative or unusual means of supporting Food from the Bar campaign
Spirit Award – The most volunteer hours at Houston Food Bank per capita
Foodraiser Award – Awarded to the legal organization who collects the most food

2017 Food from the Bar Participating Firms/Organizations

American Bureau of Shipping
Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Beck Redden LLP
Bushman Law Offices
Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP - Galveston Office
Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP - SSH Office
Harris County of Domestic Relations Office
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Lanier Law Firm
Locke Lord LLP
Office of Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan
Phillips 66 Legal
Porter Hedges LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Squire Patton Boggs
The Muller Law Group, PLLC
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP
University of Houston Law Center
Will Denham & Associates

2016 Food from the Bar Results

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