EDINA, Minn. (March 2, 2010)– Edina Realty, the Midwest's largest residential real estate firm, is helping raise awareness for hunger issues and collecting food and other donations for the state‟s food shelves by participating in Minnesota FoodShare‟s March Campaign, the largest food drive in the state.
Throughout March, participating Minnesota Edina Realty offices will be drop sites for the annual food drive. Items in need include non-perishable canned or packaged foods; baby items including diapers, formula and jarred food; and various household basics such as toilet paper, shampoo, laundry and dish soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
According to Minnesota FoodShare, in 2009, there were more than 3 million food shelf visits statewide and food shelf usage continues to climb. During last year alone, 61 million pounds of food were distributed to Minnesota families. A growing number of Minnesotans – many working and living in the suburbs and from middle-class backgrounds – are turning to food shelves for help.
“We are pleased that we can contribute to such a worthy cause and help Minnesota families in need,” said Bob Peltier, Edina Realty president and CEO. “We encourage everyone to stop by their participating neighborhood Edina Realty location and drop off donations.”
Participating Edina Realty offices: Anoka/Coon Rapids, Apple Valley, Brainerd, Buffalo, Champlin Park, Chanhassen, Cottage Grove, Eden Prairie, Edina (6800 France Ave. S), Edina (50th and France Ave.), Elk River, Hastings, Hutchinson, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Minneapolis Parkway (Lyndale Ave.), downtown Minneapolis (226 Washington Ave. N.), Monticello, New Prague, Park West (Golden Valley), Plymouth, Prior Lake/Savage, Red Wing, Rochester, Roseville, Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Paul (Grand Ave.) Stillwater, Wayzata and White Bear Lake. For address information and hours, visit www.edinarealty.com.
Edina Realty, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, is one of the nation's largest real estate companies with more than 60 real estate offices throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin and nearly 2,450 REALTORS®. Edina Realty„s family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title, Edina Realty Mortgage and Edina Realty Relocation. Edina Realty handled more than 28,000 transactions and $5.8 billion in sales volume in 2009. For more information, visit www.edinarealty.com.