Guest post by Food from the Bar Chairperson, Edward L. Shaffer of Archer Norris: The Contra Costa County Bar Association recently completed its 22nd annual Food from The Bar fundraiser for the Food Bank. This was a special milestone year because they anticipated hitting One Million Dollars in total contributions. While money still is trickling in, we did it and are well on the way to our second million! Approximately 35 law offices in the County representing more than 800 employees raised more than $61,000 – for a grand total of more than $1,016,000. Over the years participants also have collected more than 55 tons of food.
An important part of the drive was the 18th annual Comedy Night kickoff, attended by close to 200 people and headlined by noted comedian Will Durst. Generous sponsors donated $13,500 to underwrite the event and help make the million dollar goal. Some were new while others have been supporters for many years – and we thank them all!
Archer Norris; Liffey Network Solutions Inc.; Newmeyer & Dillion LLP; Steele, George, Schofield & Ramos LLP; Timken Johnson LLP; U.S. Legal Support
Certified Reporting Services; Esquire; Frankel Goldware Ferber; Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines; Gil Berkeley; Law Offices of Suzanne Boucher; MassMutual Financial Group; Miller Starr Regalia; Quivx; Scott Valley Bank
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