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Brief: Edina donates to food pantry

Edina Realty's Detroit Lakes office recently donated $1,000 from their Edina Realty Foundation fund to the Becker County Food Pantry during Minnesota's March FoodShare Campaign.

Along with the Detroit Lakes office, other various Minnesota Edina Realty offices collected food and monetary donations. In total, 2,155 pounds of food and $11,715 were donated during the drive.

"We are pleased that we can contribute to such a worthy cause," said Dave Branson, Edina Realty's Detroit Lakes office manager.

According to Minnesota FoodShare, in 2007, there were 1.9 million food shelf visits statewide, up 65,000 from 2006, and food shelf usage continues to climb. During last year alone, 47 million pounds of food were distributed to Minnesota families.