Let’s Send Hunger Packing 2020

For our eighth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” food drive for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, we have teamed up with Groundwork Coffee and Compass Real Estate.  

The LA Regional Food Bank is making extraordinary efforts with its Summer Hunger Program to fill the need during this pandemic summer. They are working with local school districts and with hundreds of their partner agencies in neighborhoods across the County to safely get badly needed, healthy food to children and their families. BUT, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many more families in need, and unplanned expenses for the LA Food Bank. 

NorthStar Moving is so proud to partner with Compass Real Estate and Groundwork Coffee, but we need YOU. Hungry kids need YOU. Just five dollars will feed a child for a day.

The need:

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the nation, nearly 80% of the children live in poverty and struggle with hunger. Now children are at home full-time and parents have been unable to work due to COVID-19 closures, many families are in dire situations. 

Kids and their families need our support more than ever. Normally, we find we must raise awareness about the shocking truth that we have hunger in our own community. This year, we are all now acutely aware of the hunger crisis and how it is exacerbated by the pandemic. Not only are children at home with parents working limited to no hours, but in a typical summer, many low-income children must work to help out their families. Those jobs have also mostly disappeared due to the COVID-19 crisis, making putting food on the table for kids and their families an even bigger challenge. 

What you can do:

Buy a Groundwork Coffee Beehive Matcha Latte.

In addition to raising money donations for the food bank, Groundwork Coffee will be donating a portion of sales from their Beehive Matcha Latte to the Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive through August 13, 2020. You can bee good and do good at any of these Groundwork locations or donate directly here.


8121 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 892-0587

DTLA Arts District
811 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-6060

The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90036
(323) 879-9994

1501 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 871-0143

Larchmont Village
150 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 843-4920

NOHO Historic
Train Depot

11275 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 423-2626

Santa Monica
2908 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-8925

Venice on Rose Ave
671 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA, 90291
(310) 664-8830

Venice on the

3 Westminster Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-4540

Slabtown (Portland)
2355 NW Vaughn St.,
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 222-2181













Show your love at your neighborhood Compass Real Estate office:

Compass Real Estate offices throughout the Greater Los Angeles area  are competing to see which community can show the most financial love to the LA Regional Food Bank. Compass is pointing the way to bring food home to everyone’s dinner table.  If you’re a resident of any of these communities, donate to your local Compass team here: 


Brentwood – East
11601 Wilshire Boulevard,
Suite 101
Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 820-0195

Downtown LA
527 W. Seventh Street,
Suite 301
Los Angeles CA 90014
(213) 316-1010

Highland Park
5715 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90042
(323) 285-3405

La Canada Flintridge
La Canada Flintridge Office
964 Foothill Boulevard
La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
(818) 790-9900

330 Washington Blvd.,
Suite D
Marina Del Rey CA 90292
(310) 301-1003

Old Town Pasadena
42 S. Pasadena Avenue
Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 792-4420
Pasadena Playhouse

680 E. Colorado Blvd,
Suite 150
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 205-4040

Pacific Palisades
15207 Sunset Boulevard,
Suite A
Pacific Palisades CA 90272
(310) 454-4159

Santa Monica –
Montana West
1010 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 395-7090

Santa Monica –
Montana North

1333 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 382-8500

Sherman Oaks
14242 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 100
Sherman Oaks CA 91423
(818) 783-7721

Toluca Lake
10154 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake CA 91602
(818) 821-8988












Buy a kid a meal or two.

The  Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive is completely online to meet the critical safety and financial needs of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Donations are urgently needed and can be made here.

The uncertain future

Will kids be back to school full-time? Will they get those school lunches? Will the jobs return in time to put dinner on the table? We might be feeling overwhelmed by the scope of this heart wrenching problem and by our own new reality. But, let us invite you to do something simple that will make you feel good; it turns out it’s easy to do good. Join us. When we work together as a community, we can make sure all of our children are fed. Your five dollars, your fifty dollars, your five hundred dollars – working together we can truly make an impact. We are asking everyone to please join us in sending hunger packing!

The facts:

  • 1 out of 4 children in Los Angeles will go to bed hungry tonight.
  • Nearly 80% of the children in the Los Angeles Unified School District live in poverty and struggle with hunger.
  • For every $1 donated, food banks can distribute $5 worth of food.
  • It only takes $5 to feed a child for a day.
  • Every $25 donated provides enough food for 100 meals to feed hungry children, seniors and families.

Last year’s food drive collected 33,924 meals. 
Together, we can feed even more kids this year!

      When is the food drive:

      July 13, 2020 through August 13, 2020



      See the impact our past food drives made:

      NorthStar Moving took part in the 2018 KTLA Take 5 to Care Food Drive 2018

      Let’s Send Hunger Packing! Food drive 2019

      Let’s Send Hunger Packing! Food drive 2018

      Read more about the 2017 “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” food drive in the Coldwell Banker blog.

      Let’s Send Hunger Packing! Food drive 2017

      Let’s Send Hunger Packing! Food drive 2016

      Let’s Send Hunger Packing! Food drive 2015