Akin Gump to Support Capital Area Food Bank in Month-Long Fundraising Effort

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce its participation in the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From The Bar, in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB). Food From The Bar is the legal community’s response to hunger in Washington, D.C.

Akin Gump is one of dozens of local law firms, law schools and legal organizations competing to raise funds and food for the campaign. As part of its efforts, the firm is hosting a food collection drive, volunteering at the Food Bank and partnering with a local restaurant, which has generously pledged a portion of its proceeds this month to the CAFB.

Since 2008, the Washington legal community has raised enough money to support the equivalent of one million meals. With every $10 raised, the food bank can distribute 25 meals to those in need. Ninety-two cents out of every dollar donated supports local hunger relief programs.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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