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Food From the Bar is a peer-to-peer month-long competition involving Houston's Legal Community to support the essential work of the Houston Food Bank.

The HBA's 6th Annual Food from the Bar Campaign runs April 1-May 1, 2021. Here is how you can join us.

The HBA Campaign the End Homelessness and Hunger Committee invites you to join Team HBA in our efforts to support the work of the Houston Food Bank, the nation’s largest food bank. Every day 66,000 of our neighbors suffer from food insecurity, including 5,000 children. The Houston Food Bank distributes over 800,000 lbs. of food a day. 97% of those they serve are not homeless. They are working families and senior citizens who lack access to enough food to meet their basic needs. Join the legal community this month in helping our neighbors in need.

Volunteer

1 volunteer = 100 points!

Sign up for Friday, April 16, 1:45 - 4:00 p.m. at the Houston Food Bank.
Volunteers will inspect, sort, and repackage donated food items for community distribution. Ages 6 and up welcome. Masks required.

Sign up for Friday, April 30, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Houston Food Bank.
Volunteers will inspect, sort, and repackage donated food items for community distribution. Ages 6 and up welcome. Masks required.

New Houston Food Bank COVID-19 Protocols
We are following CDC recommended sterilization procedures and have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, especially around high-traffic areas (volunteer areas, elevators, meeting rooms, bathrooms, food areas). In the interest of public safety and the safety of Houston Food Bank employees and other volunteers, Houston Food Bank is practicing temperature readings upon entry into the facility. If a temporal artery (forehead scan) temperature reading is 99.4 degrees (38 C) or higher, the Houston Food Bank will ask a volunteer or group to leave and reschedule their volunteer shift.We are practicing social distancing with our volunteers asking them to stay at least an arm’s length (or 6 feet) away from other volunteers. Volunteers working warehouse projects are required to wash hands before their shift starts, during breaks, when they switch projects, and after their shift. Gloves are also available for wear for warehouse projects, but not required.

 

Team up

Click here to join Team HBA. Or, sign up your office to compete against other legal teams. Please note that Team HBA referred you!

Thank you to these teams who have signed up so far.

Donate

$1 = 3 points! 1 lb of food or paper goods = 3 points!

Make a monetary donation to the Houston Food Bank through the HBA team – click here or Text FFTB212 to 71777. Each dollar provides three meals. Make a donation of any amount today!

Make checks out to the “Houston Bar Foundation” with “Food from the Bar" in the memo and mail it to the Houston Bar, ATTN: Food from the Bar, 1111 Bagby Street FLB#200, Houston, TX 77002.

Did you make a donation in honor of someone or something? Let us know by commenting on the HBA FFTB Mobile Cause page, or email Amanda McLeroy at amandam@hba.org.

The Houston Food Bank also accepts food donations at its Portwall location through the back drive-through or front entrance. Donation receipts should be received noting the donor name and Team HBA. Drop off donations Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Click here for the list of most-needed items.

 

Spread the Word

1 post = 100 points!

Make a post on any social media platform with the following criteria, screenshot the post, and email the screenshot to scrowl@houstonfoodbank.org:

  • Tagging the Houston Food Bank
  • Mentioning or tagging the Houston Bar Association
  • Promoting Food From the Bar
  • Including a reason why the Houston Food Bank is important to you/your organization

 

$1,845 raised as of April 16!
Goal: $8,500

Thank you to those who have donated so far!

 

Anonymous
Jessica Bailess
Jeffrey Elkin
Phil & Janet Heppard

Allison Jones
Colin & Sangita Pogge
Kristi Skillern
John Woodruff

 

 

Contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org for more information.

 

A girl smiles at the viewer while holding bags of foodA woman browses shelves full of non-perishable foodsA senior woman smiles at the viewer while standing beside food bank boxes