NorthStar Moving and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Collect Over 3 Tons of Food to Feed Hungry Kids

Fifth Annual Food Drive Competition Provides Over 5,000 Meals for Local Hungry Children

Los Angeles, CA, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that their fifth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing” summer food drive competition in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised 6,368 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange County. With this year’s food drive, the total raised over five years is 32,936 pounds of food, equaling approximately 27,000 meals.

“We are very grateful to everyone who donated food to the Let’s Send Hunger Packing Food Drive,” said Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Nicole Suydam. “Their donations over the past five years have provided much-needed food for hungry children in our community.”

The food drive competition, hosted by NorthStar Moving, had Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in LA County and Orange County compete to collect the most food donations to help feed those children in need. NorthStar Moving tallied the collected food for each office and named those that collected the most food in their county 2017 “Food Donation Heroes.”  The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices of San Marino won for Los Angeles County and Laguna Niguel won for Orange County. NorthStar Moving delivered all the food donated in LA County to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and all the food donated in Orange County to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. NorthStar Moving will honor each of the winning offices with a $1,000.00 donation.

“With more than 16 percent of Los Angeles residents not knowing where their next meal is coming from, an event like this food drive is so important to the community and I’m so proud of all our agents and offices for the hard work they put into collecting as much food as they did,” said Robert Foster, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greater Los Angeles. 

NorthStar Moving also awarded Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates Veronica Cardenas of the San Marino office; Vicki Kysella of the Venice office; Tom Droesch of the Mission Viejo office; and Kimberly Kingsbury of the Corporate office with the “Super Volunteer” award for their dedication, enthusiasm and tireless work to collect donations to feed hungry kids. 

“I cannot believe this is our fifth year hosting the Let’s Send Hunger Packing food drive,” said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm. “I am beyond thrilled that we have fed so many hungry tummies! I am grateful for the participation of all the wonderful folks at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and our entire community. Without them this would not be possible. I encourage everyone to bring food to your local food bank and go online to donate to your food bank. It really is as simple as a click of a button to help make a difference in the fight to end hunger.” 

“I’m so proud of the work our offices did to bring the community together to raise so much food for this drive. We’re privileged to live and work here, and even more privileged to give back,” said Jamie Duran, president, Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego Companies, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.