LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that their third annual "Let's Send Hunger Packing" summer food drive competition in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised 6,771 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
One out of four children in LA County and one out of five children in Orange County struggle with hunger. The food drive competition, hosted by NorthStar Moving, had Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in LA County and Orange County compete for six weeks to collect the most food donations to help feed those children in need.
"NorthStar Moving has been a committed Food Bank partner since 2013, collecting and donating more than 12,800 pounds of food," said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Chief Development Officer Amy Smith. "We are grateful for their continued support."
NorthStar Moving has tallied the collected food for each office and is very pleased to announce the 2015 winners. The second annual "Food Donation Heroes" that collected the most food in their county are: San Marino for Los Angeles County and winning for a second consecutive year, Mission Viejo for Orange County. NorthStar Moving delivered all of the food donated in Los Angeles County to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and all of the food donated in Orange County to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. NorthStar Moving will honor the winning offices each with a $1000.00 donation to their local food bank in their name.
"Food drives are an imperative resource to providing non-perishable food to those we serve," said Second Harvest Food Bank Resource Development Manager Pooja Pelham. "Currently, we support 320 community partners in Orange County, including soup kitchens, church pantries, and after school programs for children. We appreciate NorthStar Moving and Coldwell Banker® for all of their efforts in helping us end hunger in Orange County."
NorthStar Moving also awarded Veronica Cardenas and Kay Leavens of the San Marino Coldwell Banker office; Laura Marie of the Sunset Strip Coldwell Banker office; Joella Merten of the Arcadia Coldwell Banker office; and Lori Mikesell and Flora Fatanat of the Mission Viejo Coldwell Banker office with the "Super Volunteer" award for their dedication, enthusiasm and tireless work to collect donations to feed hungry kids. In addition, Murad Spa was honored as a "Food Donation Hero" for joining the efforts and collecting food donations at their Inclusive Health Spa and at their Corporate Headquarters in El Segundo, California.
"Together with our team at NorthStar Moving, the amazing team at Coldwell Banker as well as with the help of Murad Inclusive Health Spa, we raised 5,590 meals to feed children's hungry tummies," said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm. "As hungry kids lose access to daily school sponsored meals during the summer, their struggle with hunger increases. We are pleased to know that the food we collected will be served to children throughout this summer, helping to fight that struggle each day. Each year when we conduct the Let's Send Hunger Packing Food Drive, I am reassured that together as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of our communities' children. I am so moved by everyone involved who helped make it such a success. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and please remember you can always donate to your local food bank. They always need your assistance. Even one can of food really makes a difference. Let's send Hunger Packing once and for all!"
"We are so proud of this astounding achievement," said Jeff Culbertson, Executive Vice President Southwest Region, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with NorthStar Moving to help battle child hunger and give back to our local community."
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 or call (800) Ask-Pros (800) 275-7767.
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 and operated 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.
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