The fifth annual “Let’s Send Hunger Packing!” food drive kicked off this week as Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and NorthStar Moving® Company partnered to feed needy children in Los Angeles and Orange County.

“NorthStar Moving has been a loyal partner through our Coldwell Banker Concierge® program over the years and we’re thrilled to continue the partnership as we give back to our local communities,” said Robert Foster, president of the greater Los Angeles region of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Coldwell Banker’s hope is to raise as awareness about this prevalent cause.  2.1 million children in Los Angeles County and Orange County go hungry everyday, and Coldwell Banker strives to collect as much food as possible by hosting a friendly office competition to see who can collect the most donations. The winning office in each county will be recognized with a monetary donation to their local food bank.  Since it only takes $5 to feed a child for a day, the donations go a long way.

The L.A. County Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices’ donations will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; while the Orange County offices’ donations will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is a stellar partner,” said NorthStar Moving co-founder, Laura McHolm. “We love that they share our desire to make a difference in the communities we both serve.”

“There’s no cause that’s closer to our hearts at Coldwell Banker than serving needy residents in our local communities, especially children,” said Jamie Duran, president of the Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego County Companies, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

To participate, you can drop-off non-perishable food items to 27 participating Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices across Southern California or NorthStar Moving’s headquarters until June 16.

NorthStar Moving will pick-up and transport all donated items from the Coldwell Banker offices to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank. For addresses to all food donation drop-off locations and for more details on this drive, please click here.