By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
The McNichol Bernbach Group will host an Earth Day Food Drive on Saturday, April 24, with all donated items going to the Westside Food Bank.
“Make a difference this Earth Day by joining us in our efforts to end hunger,” a flyer for the drive reads. “The McNichol Bernbach Group is hosting a contact-free Cereal Food Drive.”
Devin McNichol and Aaron Bernbach, who work out of Pacific Palisades Rodeo Realty, will collect non-perishable dried breakfast cereal donations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the office, located at 839 Via De La Paz.
“In honor of Earth Day, everyone who donates food will receive a free succulent, courtesy of The Standard Design Group, while supplies last,” according to the flyer.
This is not the first food drive Bernbach and McNichol have hosted: During a previous collection toward the end of 2020, the two amassed more than 700 pounds of food and 250 pounds of cereal, and everyone who contributed received a pumpkin.
“The reason we choose [Westside Food Bank] is that we believe that everyone deserves access to clean and healthy food,” Bernbach and McNichol shared. “Year round, Westside Food Bank donates healthy food to 110,000 people every day.”
During the inaugural McNichol Bernbach Group Thanksgiving Food Drive in 2019, they were able to collect 800 pounds of food.
“We’re so proud of that number,” McNichol said during an interview at that time. “We are looking to grow our business and grow our community on the Westside, and it was so cool to do that and give back at the same time—the two can go hand-in-hand.”
Between previous drives, McNichol and Bernbach have collected more than 2,000 pounds of food.
For those who wish to donate but are not able to drop off on Saturday, organizers can pick up. For more information, email email@example.com.
“It is important to us that everyone gets clean food,” Bernbach and McNichol concluded. “We want to help support our local community through these difficult times. We want to support our community in every way that we can. One of those ways is giving back to those in need.”
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