The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank named Munger, Tolles & Olson winners of the inaugural Los Angeles “Food from the Bar” campaign, a fundraiser in which the area legal community competed to raise money; collect food and volunteer time for the foodbank. From April 20 to May 15, 2009, Munger Tolles collectively donated $56,126 and 594 pounds of food and 61 people volunteered for foodbank warehouse shifts. Overall the campaign raised more than $192,000, nearly 5,000 pounds of food, and hundreds of volunteer hours.
“This campaign far exceeded our expectations, especially in this down economy,” said Michael Flood, President/CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. “We’re extremely grateful to all the participants in this campaign. Because of their combined efforts many people in our community affected by the economy won’t have to go hungry.”