Money raised during week-long fundraiser to be distributed to nine local food banks

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that it raised $10,250 during its second annual fundraiser for Bay Area Food Banks.  The company also announced that, to further help those in the local community who are facing hunger, the company will match the donations and contribute an additional $11,000 for a final contribution of $21,250 to local food banks.

The week long fundraiser was held December 13 through 17.  All 45 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties collected donations online and in person from sales associates, staff and clients who contributed at least five dollars to help the hungry in their communities.

“What a pleasure it was to see such an outstanding display of support and generosity for our Bay Area Food Banks fundraiser,” said Rick Turley, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  “This has been a difficult year for many in our Bay Area communities and it’s wonderful that so many of our agents, staff and clients were able to contribute what they could to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need.”

All donations will stay local and be distributed to each of the Bay Area’s nine county food banks.

Bay Area Food Banks receive millions of pounds of food through community food drives, by trucking in donated surplus groceries and fresh produce from manufacturers, wholesalers and produce growers, and by purchasing selected food items that are needed for food assistance programs in the community.  Though most of the food it collects is donated, it is able to obtain purchased food at a low cost so that every dollar donated goes even further.

This Bay Area Food Banks fundraiser is just one of the ways Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage helps local communities each year.  This year, the company raised more than $105,000 for Northern California chapters of Habitat for Humanity, $11,000 for the Children’s Gauchers Research Fund and collected 9,074 toys and 2,175 coats during its Toys for Tots and Operation: One Warm Coat collection drives.