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.
About NorthStar Moving
Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving® Company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company: “A+” rated by the Better Business Bureau, voted Citysearch “Best Mover,” earned the most five star ratings on Trustlink and Yelp, and recipient of dozens of awards for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth including multiple “Best Places to Work” awards and ranked on the Inc. 5,000 list for the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. The company’s local, long distance and international moving, storage services, and eco-luxury packages have been featured in leading magazines including The Robb Report Collection and on multiple home and design television shows. NorthStar Moving has proven the state-of-the-art way to move is with its red carpet service, recommended by Coldwell Banker Concierge, The Franklin Report, MovingInsurance.com and an impressive list of celebrity clientele. NorthStar Moving’s mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations with graceful customer care and to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. For more information, please visit www.NorthStarMoving.com and www.northstarfranchising.com or call (818) 727-0194.
About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the No. 1 residential real estate brokerage in Southern California, operates more than 87 offices throughout Southern California and Arizona with approximately 5,548 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is owned by NRT LLC, which is the largest owner and operator of residential real estate brokerages in the United States. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Carrie CallahanNorthStar Moving Company8002757767carrie@nashcallahan.com