Once again, UC Hastings is taking part in the annual Food from the Bar campaign benefiting the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, and I invite you to join me in supporting this worthy cause.
Food From the Bar is a month-long, competitive food and fundraising drive with law firms, schools, and legal professionals competing to donate the most funds, food and volunteer hours. The campaign provides critical funds to support summer food programs that make sure local children get the nutrition they need to live healthy and productive lives. It is the most successful fundraiser for the Food Bank annually.
UC Hastings aims to reach the "Silver Partners" level in this competition for the third year in a row. I urge you to help us reach our goal of $2,200, 200 pounds of food, and 30 volunteer shifts donated toward this very worthy cause.
The campaign officially kicks off today and there are three specific ways we can all participate.
You can support the campaign by making a donation to the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks using our team's online donation form (click HERE). With every $1 we raise, the Food Bank can distribute $6 dollars worth of food to hungry neighbors in our community.
You can also participate by signing up for one of our group volunteer shifts at the SF Food Bank. We still have 11 spots available on Saturday, May 4th from 12:30-3:30 pm and 12 spots on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for UC Hastings faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. Click HERE to RSVP if you plan to join us, and please specify which shift you plan to attend.
If you stop by campus, we are collecting nonperishable food donations in the lobbies of the 100 and 200 McAllister buildings for the duration of the campaign as well.
Frank H. Wu
Chancellor & Dean