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Food From The Bar

Welcome to Food From The Bar!

During the month of May, the local legal community will come together for one purpose: to help End Hunger in Our Community.

Participating firms, companies and bar associations will enter a friendly competition to see who can raise the most funds, collect the most food, and volunteer the most hours for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts!

Dates to Know

March 19, 2024 | Registration Opens

We will create your team page upon registration and send you the link to review. From there, we can help you customize your page.

March 19, 2024 | Volunteer Opportunities Open

Sign up to volunteer at We encourage you to share this link and the information below with employees, friends, and family—when they volunteer, their hours will be counted towards your team’s total.

Once you (or other person volunteering for your team) are signed up to volunteer, please do one of the following:

  1. Inform your team captain who will communicate with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to ensure your hours get logged. 

  2. Reply to the volunteer confirmation email sent to you upon registration to indicate that you are participating in Food From The Bar.

March 19, 2024 | Team Coordinator Call

Team coordinators will hop on a zoom call from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the advisory committee and Redwood Empire Food Bank staff for campaign education and best practices.

May 1, 2024 | Food From The Bar Kick-Off Event

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Location: Redwood Empire Food Bank (3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403)

Coordinators and their teams are invited to gather at the Redwood Empire Food Bank to celebrate the Food From The Bar Campaign kick-off. Each team is encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations.

5-1-2024 | Food From The Bar 2023 Begins

Donation pages officially open.

5-7-2024 | Bowl and Donate

Time: 5:45 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Join Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP for our Bowl and Donate event. Sign up to bowl at 5:45 p.m. or 7:00 p.m., with optional food and drinks. 50% of bowling proceeds and 20% of food and beverage sales will benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Register now!

5-13-2024 | Pool and Shuffleboard Tournament at Wagon Wheel

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join Berry & Fritzinger, P.C. for our Pool and Shuffleboard Tournament at Wagon Wheel Bar in Santa Rosa. Points will be awarded to the top two teams in each competition. Contact Missy Romano at to sign up.

5-31-2024 | Closing Volunteer Shift

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Location: Redwood Empire Food Bank Warehouse (3990 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403)

Last chance for volunteer hours! All teams are invited to volunteer together in the warehouse to celebrate the end of the campaign and all of their hard work. Teams are encouraged to bring non-perishable donations.

5-31-2024 | Food From The Bar Campaign Ends

Online contribution will be accepted until midnight.

6-5-2024 | Last Call

All cash and check donations must be received by the Redwood Empire Food Bank before 4:00 p.m. to be eligible towards final team rankings and awards.

Food From The Bar is a month-long competition between law firms, law schools, and legal services organizations to acquire donated food, volunteer hours, and collect monetary donations for the benefit of the hungry in our community. Many bar associations in California and other states sponsor this competition annually during the month of May.

Click here for an article written by Food From The Bar Coordinator Gayle Guynup to learn more about the impact of Food From The Bar, other firms that have already accepted the challenge, and the many ways you can get involved.

Food From The Bar Advisory Team

Participating Groups

2024 Sponsors

Supreme Sponsorship

Superior Sponsorship

Team Coordinator Assets

Founding Sponsors

Campaign Contact

Shana Davis

707-523-7900 ext. 143

Register Your Team