This year Raizner Slania LLP was proud to participate in the Food From the Bar program. Food From the Bar is a month long friendly competition among local law firms and corporate legal departments to raise money, gather food, and donate time to the Houston Food Bank. Because of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last fall, food from the Houston Food Bank has been even more needed for thousands of Houstonians. Since the inception of the Food From the Bar program in 2016, one of Raizner Slania’s attorneys, Ben Wickert has served on the steering committee. We are very proud of Ben’s involvement, and the firm is honored to help serve our community.
This year marked the 3rd Annual Food From the Bar program, and the legal community of Houston did not disappoint! Law firms and lawyers from across the city came together to help the Houston Food Bank in its mission to feed Houstonians and reduce food waste.
Raizner Slania worked to generate the equivalent of 5,500 meals during the Food From the Bar program, earning the firm a Bronze Partner achievement award. Raizner Slania participated with 37 other legal organizations; and, in total the program raised $200,519, collected 16,196 pounds of food, and donated 2,475 volunteer hours, which generated the equivalent of 763,554 meals for our community.
About The Houston Food Bank
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and the Houston Food Bank is no exception! The Houston Food Bank is the largest food bank in the country, and in 2015 it was nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year. The Houston Food Bank distributes 83 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other hunger relief charities in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
Giving Back To Houston
The entire legal team at Raizner Slania was honored to have participated in Food From the Bar and we look forward to participating again next year. If you want to know more about the Food From the Bar program, feel free reach out to Ben Wickert or you can contact us online.