NorthStar Moving and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Collect Food To Serve Nearly 6,000 Meals to Hungry Kids

4th Annual Food Drive Competition Assists Local Hungry Children in Time of Need

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NorthStar Moving® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, announced today that their fourth annual "Let's Send Hunger Packing" summer food drive competition in partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage raised 7,132 pounds of food to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange County.

"We appreciate the support we've received from NorthStar Moving over the past four years," said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Chief Development Officer Mario Haug. "They understand that hunger never takes a vacation and that summer can be especially hard for families in Los Angeles with limited resources. Because of their generosity, we are able to help feed the 1 in 5 children in L.A. County who live in food insecure homes."

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 has tallied the collected food for each office and is very pleased to announce the 2016 winners. The "Food Donation Heroes" that collected the most food in their county are: San Marino for Los Angeles County and Mission Viejo for Orange County. In second place is Arcadia for Los Angeles County and Newport Beach 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 each of the winning offices with a $1000.00 donation and the second place offices each with a $250.00 donation to their local food bank in their name. 

"We were excited to once again join forces with NorthStar Moving Company, a long time participant in the Coldwell Banker Concierge Program, to help feed hungry children throughout the region," said Teresa Howe, Regional VP Client Development Group for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "The combined efforts surpassed anything we could have expected and we are ecstatic with the results!" 

NorthStar Moving also awarded Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associates Kay Leavens of the San Marino office; Joella Merten and Kelsey Allen of the Arcadia office; Tom Droesch and Carmen Zeller of the Mission Viejo office; and Gina Maslach of the Newport Beach office with the "Super Volunteer" award for their dedication, enthusiasm and tireless work to collect donations to feed hungry kids.

"Together we raised 5,943 meals to feed kids' hungry tummies, surpassing our donations from last year!," said NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm. "We are pleased to provide the food donations during the summer time when the need at the food banks is the greatest. When hungry kids lose access to daily school sponsored meals during the summer, their struggle with hunger worsens. I am so 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. Every year, I dream this will be the last year we will have hungry children in our communities. Please remember, if you missed the opportunity to drop off a donation during our food drive, your local food bank would no doubt cherish your monetary donations. Together, we really can send Hunger Packing once and for all!" 

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, 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 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 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. For more information about Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, visit and for Coldwell Banker Concierge go to


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