Edina, Minn. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Edina Realty is helping raise awareness for hunger issues and collecting food and other donations for the state’s food shelves by participating in Minnesota March FoodShare Campaign, the largest food drive in the state.
Throughout March, participating Minnesota Edina Realty offices* will be drop-off 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 Hunger Solutions Minnesota, visits to food shelves have increased 164 percent over the past decade and in 2012, people in Minnesota visited food shelves more than three million times. During the first part of 2012, one in eight Minnesotans indicated there were times in the past year when they did not have enough money to buy food, according to Gallup.
“We are pleased that we can contribute to such a worthy cause and help Minnesota families in need,” said Bob Peltier, Edina Realty CEO. “We encourage everyone to stop by their participating neighborhood Edina Realty location and drop off donations.”
*Participating Edina Realty Offices:
Anoka/Coon Rapids, City Lakes, Corporate Offices, Cottage Grove, Duluth, Eagan, Edina – 6800 Sales, Highland, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Plymouth and Wayzata.
Edina Realty, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America, is one of the nation’s largest real estate companies with approximately 55 real estate offices and 2,100 REALTORS® throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Edina Realty's family of companies includes Edina Realty, Edina Realty Title, and Edina Realty Mortgage. Edina Realty handled more than 32,660 transactions and $6.9 billion in sales volume in 2012. For more information, visit www.edinarealty.com, m.edinarealty.com, or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/EdinaRealty; and Twitter: twitter.com/Edina_Realty.