Two Santa Monica realtors teamed up with community grocery store Yummy.com for their second annual Thanksgiving food drive to collect over 1,000 pounds of food from Sunset Park neighborhood residents to donate to the Westside Food Bank.
Scott Price and Janice Hou of Keller Williams Realty-Santa Monica, along with volunteers Michael Afshari and Mark Mendez, said they recently traveled door-to-door through Sunset Park between Pico and Ocean Park boulevards to collect food bags left by the residents for the holiday drive.
Residents were notified of the food drive by 1,200 paper bags and letters that were dropped off requesting their participation. The bags were donated by Yummy.com, located at Pico and Euclid in Sunset Park.
The realtors and volunteers then returned to the neighborhood a week later to collect the food donations. Residents who participated in the drive left their bags outside their doors signaling for pick-up.
“We are always so inspired by the spirit of the community and thank the Sunset Park residents for being involved in the drive,” Hou and Price said.
“We feel so blessed to not only work, but to live in this neighborhood as well.”