“Hunger is not an issue of charity; it is an issue of justice”
—Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization

Welcome to Food From The Bar!

Every May, law firms and members of the legal community come together for a friendly competition — Food From The Bar — to help those who struggle with hunger during the summer months in Alameda County.

Food From The Bar comes at a critical time for our community, especially as families and their children face these challenging times. Your support will help us keep our food inventory robust for the summer.

Joining is easy and, thanks to Everlaw, your donations will be matched up to $ 10,000! Register here.

Within 2 business days after you have submitted your registration form, you will find your team’s account here. Make sure to share your team’s link with your colleagues, vendors, professional network, family and friends. All donations made under your team’s name count toward your team’s goal!

Here’s how you can help:

Make an Individual Donation

You don’t need to join the team competition to help us get to 200,000 meals, just be sure to let us know the name of your firm or company when you make your donation!

New to Food from the Bar?

Click here to start racking up points by donating to your team’s Virtual Food Drive or sign up your team for a Volunteer shift!

“We in the legal community strive for Justice in many forms – legal justice, social justice, economic justice and now food justice. Justice, by its definition, is grounded in equity and moral rightness. Access to food, especially nutritious, healthy, affordable food, is a core right of all individuals. The Food Bank has been the provider of universal access to nutritious, culturally-appropriate food for those in need. As members of the Justice community, I urge all of us to join our annual campaign, “Food From the Bar,” by supporting Alameda County Community Food Bank. By doing so, we rectify disparities and increase food access, particularly for communities of color and low-income communities served by the Food Bank, and to ensure that all children and families have healthy food each day.”

Nancy O’Malley
Alameda County District Attorney

“We’re honored to continue to support ACCFB’s Food From The Bar Campaign. Our partnership with the Food Bank allows our justice-first mission to extend into serving our local communities. Thanks to the food bank for the amazing work you’re doing to end hunger and address food injustices in the East Bay.”

AJ Shankar
CEO, Everlaw

Find your team and start fundraising today!

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Questions? Please contact Katherine Avila at kavila@accfb.org.

Legal Community Champions

Nancy O’Malley
Alameda County District Attorney

AJ Shankar
CEO, Everlaw
Everlaw will match donations up to $10,000

Tiela Chalmers
CEO and General Counsel, Alameda County Bar Association and the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation

J. Gary Gwilliam
Founding Partner,
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

Randall Strauss
Partner,
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

Volunteer Outreach Committee

Co-Chair:
Danielle Coleman
Member, ACCFB Board of Directors,
Director & Assistant General Counsel,
VMware, Inc.

Co-Chair:
Shannon Datcher

Member, ACCFB Board of Directors,
VP & Deputy General Counsel,
Blue Shield of California

Committee Member:
Diane Rames
Law Office Administrator,
Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

Committee Member:
Gregg Ankenman

Partner, Wendel Rosen LLP

Advisory Committee

Lauren Tate
Owner, Tate & Associates

Ann S. Kaplan
Formerly with Beckman, Feller & Chang