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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:

  • 250 bonus points for Early Registration by February 28, 2018
  • Double bonus points for every volunteer attending Volunteer Bonus Days

   Get Involved

3rd Annual Food from the Bar
Date: April 2-May 2, 2018
Register: Sign up your legal organization

Food From The Bar Kick-Off Volunteer Shift

   2018 Food From The Bar Leader Board


   2018 Steering Committee Members

Elizabeth Chipinski
Phillips 66 Legal Department

Julia Ford

Phillips 66 Legal Department

Felicia Grace
Blank Rome LLP

David E. Harrell

Locke Lord LLP

Christopher Heasley

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chantel Jordan

American Bureau of Shipping

Amy Love

The Muller Law Group, PLLC

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

Amy Ragan

Houston Food Bank

Ben Wickert

Raizner Slania LLP

2018 Food From The Bar Participants

Amaro Law Firm
American Bureau of Shipping
Association of Corporate Counsel, Houston Chapter
Baker Botts LLP
Baker Hostetler LLP
Baker McKenzie, LLP
Beck Redden LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Bushman Law Offices
Cardtronics USA, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Legal Department
Daic Law PLLC
ExxonMobil Law Department
Fogler, Brar, Ford, O’Neil & Gray LLP
Harris County Domestic Relations Office
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Holmes, Diggs & Sadler
King & Spalding
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Phillips 66 Legal
Polsinelli PC
Porter Hedges LLP
Raizner Slania LLP
Robert Half Legal
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Special Counsel; Parker Lynch; D4
Squire Patton Boggs
The Cromeens Law Firm
The Lanier Law Firm
The Muller Law Group, PLLC

2017 Food from the Bar Results

Thank you to the legal community for helping the Houston Food Bank kick off an amazing 2nd year for Food from the Bar. The 45 participating legal organizations raised $177,412, collected 14,675 pounds of food and donated 2,344 volunteer hours (702 volunteer shifts), which generated the equivalent of 685,105 meals for our community. Congratulations to all our partners and special award winners!

Special Awards

Creativity Award – the most innovative or unusual means of supporting the Food from the Bar campaign

1st Place – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
2nd Place – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3rd Place – Beck Redden LLP

Foodraiser Award – Awarded to the legal organization who collects the most food

1st Place – BP America
2nd Place – Blank Rome LLP
3rd Place – Phillips 66 Legal Department

Best Law School Award – Best achievement by a law school

1st Place – Thurgood Marshall School of Law
2nd Place – University of Houston Law Center

Spirit Award – The most volunteer hours at Houston Food Bank per capita

1st Place – Bushman Law Offices
2nd Place – U.S. Legal Support
3rd Place – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

All-Around Award – Outstanding achievement based on total points per capita

1st Place – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2nd Place – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
3rd Place – Bushman Law Offices

Overall Award – Highest overall combined totals

1st Place – Phillips 66 Legal Department
2nd Place – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3rd Place – ConocoPhillips CompanyAchievement Awards


   Interested in learning more?

For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio or Yolanda Alexander.