Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Coldwell Banker First Realtors has tapped a portion of its home sales to help put food on tables.
The Walla Walla real estate office and its 22 agents have donated $3,250 to the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank. The amount represents a portion of each sale made during the year.
According to an announcement from BMAC Chief Executive Officer Steve Moss, this is the second year Coldwell Banker has given a closing sales donation to the organization’s food program.
The organization can leverage up to four times the amount of donated funds through Feeding America/Second Harvest of Spokane. That food distribution center receives large donations from major food producers across the country. BMAC’s only cost is transporting the food from Spokane.
The local food bank serves as a central food collection and distribution center for five other area food banks. Kathy Covey, BMAC’s community services director, said outreach to the pantries will help determine where the needs are. “If we can’t fill all of the pantries through Second Harvest, we will look to local grocery outlets for sale and bulk-purchase items,” she said.
Those in need of food pantry or other services are asked to contact Helpline, 1520 Kelly Place, suite 180, at 529-3377.