Rodeo Realtors Devin McNichol and Aaron Bernbach are collecting food for the inaugural McNichol Bernbach Group Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Residents are invited to bring at least two non-perishable food items from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, November 23, to Rodeo Realty at 839 Via de la Paz. (Editor’s note: When you drop off food, say “Hi!” to Marilyn Crawford, who worked for many years at the Chamber of Commerce and who now works weekends at Rodeo.)
In exchange for the food items that will be delivered to the Westside Food Bank in Santa Monica, McNichol and Bernbach will treat you to a free lunch at the popular gourmet food truck Ortiz Kitchen, which serves quesadillas and tacos.
Additionally, participating residents will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize from local Palisades businesses, that may include gift cards for restaurants, hair salons, flowers and movie tickets.
“Giving back is extraordinarily important to both of us and is a wonderful way to unite the neighborhood,” McNichol said. “We have both volunteered at food banks and cooked and served for people during the holidays and truly value the importance of charitable endeavors.”
Bernbach said, “We hope that local residents, as well as business owners and their employees will consider donating to our food drive, but also donate to food banks throughout the year.”
The two will donate 10 percent from each of their real estate sales commissions to a client’s favorite charity or to the Westside Food Bank (one of the charities they support).
“Food drives like this pre-holiday event will not only collect food for the Westside Food Bank but will also educate people about our mission and increase donations throughout the year,” said Westside Food Bank Director of Volunteer Services Allison Griffith. “We are filled with gratitude.”
Annually, the Westside Food Bank provides more than five million pounds of food to 70 social agencies. (Call: 310-828-6016 or visit: westsidefoodbankca.org).
“We look forward to both seeing old friends and meeting new neighbors at our event,” McNichol said. Call: (310) 910-4075 or email: McNicholBernhach@gmail.com.