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Food from the Bar: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Food from the Bar?

    Food from the Bar is an annual competitive fundraiser among legal professionals where participating firms earn points by raising funds, food, and volunteer time to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.

  • My firm wants to participate, how do I register?

    Create your own team page to raise funds online by clicking here >

    Share the link to your customized team page and ask your friends and family to support your team by donating to the Food Bank.

    You can also donate by filling out and returning this form.

  • How do I set up my team page?

    When you fill out the online registration form, your team page is automatically created. As you complete the registration form, you'll be prompted to enter your team’s information, goals, upload a logo or an image of your choice and place a food collection barrel order (if applicable). You'll receive an email once your registration is approved and your team page is live.

  • How do I get barrels for food collection?

    If you'd like to have food collection barrels delivered, you can order them online when you register your drive. You may also call (415) 883-1302 ext 022 or email if you need barrels delivered or swapped out.

    Barrel deliveries and pickups occur Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Due to our drivers’ tight schedules, we are unable to accommodate a narrow delivery time window.

    When requesting barrels, we ask that you commit to collecting at least 100 pounds of food (about 2/3 of a barrel). Please keep in mind that we may not be able to accommodate all barrel delivery requests, as our resources are limited. We also ask that you allow at least 48 hours after registration for your barrels to be delivered.

  • What foods are needed most?

    Our most needed items are:

    • Tuna, canned meat
    • Peanut butter
    • Soup, chili
    • Beans
    • Cereal
    • Canned fruit and vegetables
    • Granola bars

    No glass or perishable items, please!

  • How do I register for volunteer shifts?

    Easily register online for volunteer shifts in San Francisco or Marin

  • How do I get my tax donation receipt?

    Individuals who donate online will receive an automated receipt via email. People who send monetary donations to the Food Bank of $5 or more will receive a receipt by mail.