Agent Story: Agents Devin McNichol and Aaron Bernbach Give Back During the Holidays

Devin McNichol and Aaron Bernbach (of the McNichol Bernbach Group of Rodeo Realty), hosted their first annual McNichol Bernbach Group Thanksgiving Food Drive. They hosted the event on Saturday November 23rd, 2019 in front of the Rodeo Realty office based in Pacific Palisades.

For those who brought more than two cans or packages of non-perishable food items to the drive, they qualified for a token. This token was good for a complimentary lunch, catered by Ortiz Kitchen (a Los Angeles based gourmet food truck).  Along with a complimentary lunch, those who donated received a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for gift cards to local businesses in the Pacific Palisades area.

The first two people who showed up to donate ended up having their complimentary lunch together, realized they were neighbors, and made coffee plans for the following week. Both McNichol and Bernbach were “thrilled to hear about this” as their mission for the event was “all about bringing the community together and giving back” as stated by Bernbach.

The McNichol Bernbach group shared they “had over 100 people donate and collected over 800 pounds of food” – talk about making a difference! All donations were sent to the Westside Food Bank. The Westside Food Bank provides more than five million pounds of food each year for those in need.

On top of hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive, the McNichol Bernbach group recently delivered 500 pumpkins throughout Pacific Palisades in October. These two are not shy about giving back to the community.

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Beverly Hills’ Scott Goshorn donates 433 pounds of food to local food bank

In December, Rodeo Realty agent Scott Goshorn decided to start a holiday food drive to help the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

”We choose the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank because of its expansive channel of distribution,” said Executive Assistant to Goshorn, Jesús Rodriguez. “All the donations the food bank receives is disbursed to various organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Different homeless shelters, low-income families, working with 650 organizations, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides to more than 300,000 people monthly.”

Scott, along with his team, spent almost a month to prep reusable custom printed bags to hand out to the neighbors in Hollywood Hills. Tote bags were then dropped off at each door step, allowing residents to fill them with non-perishable food items. 

Scott and team preparing to pass out reusable bags for food drive collection.

After a few days, the bags were picked up from each home. In all, the team collected 433 lbs. of food donations—exceeding their expected goal!   

“Charity Week 2018 was a huge success,” said Goshorn. “Thanks to the amazing team who made this so impactful!”

Scott Goshorn, Jesus Rodriguez, and team at Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Scott Goshorn with collected reusable food drive bags.

Sherman Oaks agents give back with Thanksgiving food drive

Brandon Kramer, Ryan Trefry, Kathy Gardner, Brian Gardner, and Jim Wagner decided to hold another food drive this year.

“It is our favorite time of year to give back to the less fortunate,” said Trefry.

Through their 5th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Sherman Oaks’ agents gathered more than 2,800 pounds of food! Each agent collected from their farming areas which included, Lake Balboa, Sherman Oaks, and Winnetka. All goods went to the Valley Food Bank in Pacoima.

“Thank you and your team for all your extra efforts to help families in need –we are thankful for you,” said Director of the Valley Food Bank, William Hernandez.