By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Aug 30, 2017 at 4:56 PM

OnMilwaukee was proud to sponsor the successful Food from the Bar program this summer with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

We’re also pleased to announce that the program, a competition between local law firms, raised $23,112.50, which was a 65 percent increase from last year.

"This year’s Food from the Bar competition was amazing. We are so grateful to everyone who participated," said Patti Habeck, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. "It’s so inspiring to see what can happen when people come together – even in a friendly competition – to work together to solve hunger."

In addition to the dollars raised, the competition brought in 1,132 pounds of food to the food bank, and 52 volunteers contributed 106 hours of service.

"All in all, this year’s Food for the Bar campaign raised enough food and funds to provide 75,000 meals to local families facing hunger. It was truly remarkable," noted Habeck.

The following firms participated:

Fox, O’Neill & Shannon
Gruber Law Offices
Husch Blackwell
K&L Gates
Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk, S.C.
Lindner & Marsack, S.C.
Northwestern Mutual
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
von Briesen & Roper

Final standings are below.

Overall Winner: Husch Blackwell
Most Creative Campaign: von Briesen & Roper
Participation Award: Fox O’Neill & Shannon

The program concluded three weeks ago with a reception and party at Suite 414, and was co-chaired by Sally Piefer and Ann Maher.