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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..

     How It Works

Legal organizations will be awarded points as follows:

  • 1 lb. of food = 1 point
  • $1 = 3 points
  • 1 volunteer = 50 points

Firm/Organization Bonus Points:

  • Double bonus points for every volunteer attending Volunteer Bonus Days



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
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


.   2020 Steering Committee Members

Amy Ragan
Houston Food Bank

Amy Love
The Muller Law Group, PLLC

Ben Wickert
Raizner Slania LLP

Christopher Heasley
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Amy N. Love
The Muller Law Group, PLLC

Daniel S. Mayerfeld
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

David King
FTI Consulting

Felicia Grace
Blank Rome

Maura Kolb
Lanier Law Firm

Tonya Jordan

   Interested in learning more?

Interested in learning more or wanting to schedule a Lunch & Learn? Please contact Sean Crowl.


  2019 Food from the Bar Results

Thank you to the legal community for helping the Houston Food Bank kick off a successful 4th Annual Food from the Bar campaign. The 24 participating legal organizations raised $142,267, collected 7,401 pounds of food and donated 1,061 volunteer hours (303 volunteers), which generated the equivalent of 488,421 meals for our community. Congratulations to all our partners and special award winners!