Brainerd/Baxter CANstruction Home Contest
& Food Shelf Challenge

Bring your donation and win! Tuesday April 14th 2-7 pm

You are invited to bring a food and/or cash donation to the Edina Realty office for a food shelf challenge between Brainerd and Baxter city mayors. While both cities will be winners, the least successful Mayor will get to deliver all the donations to the food shelf.

Also, view the "CANstruction Home" created and donated by Edina Realty agents and guess the dollar amount invested to construct the home. The closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate to Cub Foods Brainerd/Baxter.

In a company-wide challenge, to help raise donations for the local shelves, Edina Realty offices state-wide, participated in the "CANstruction Home" contest, and the Brainerd office placed 2nd!

Who had the closest guess?

Which Mayor made the delivery?

Brainerd/Baxter Mayor Challenge!!!
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Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson with Brainerd Mayor James Wallin posing with the
CANstruction home as part of the Salvation Army Food Shelf Challenge.

Edina Realty Foundation would like to thank:
Brainerd/Baxter Cub Foods for their generous contributions and discounts.
Midwest Captions for this web-page.
Insty Prints for donating printing services of posters.
WJJY, KLIZ, Cool 103.5, and B93.3 radio stations.

For more information or questions please contact:
Jolaine Johnson: 218-820-7114
Bill Toms: 218-820-9987

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Brainerd Salvation Army Food Shelf
The Salvation Army food shelf in Brainerd distributed 210,233 pounds of food and hygiene in 2008 this was up from 197,053 pounds that was distributed in 2007. The need in our area has increased due to the poor job market and the increased cost of living. We see many people who are working but that thier hours have been cut, we see many more who have been layed off and can not find new employment. The food shelves get stocked from people who donate food, and also from food purchased from the food bank. Food is purchaesed from the Second Harvest food bank from money that is donated from the community.

Basic foods needed:  
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Cold Cereals
  • Hot Cereals
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Complete meal kits
  • Fruit juices
  • Pasta sause
  • Pasta
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Canned fruit
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry soup
  • Dish soap
  • Personal hygiene items


CANstruction home for sale:
Offered by Edina Realty, this beautiful, well-constructed home is waiting for a family that enjoys lots of room and quality building components. Rest assured this home was built legally. View our building permit.

Invite your family and friends over for an afternoon of swimming and a steak fry in the gazebo. Just follow the cobblestone path and it will lead you to fun and relaxation.

While relaxing on your covered front porch or the large deck in the back you will enjoy the variety of wildlife that comes to visit your beautiful tulip garden. They love the colors and smell of Spring just as you will.

There is lots of storage and room for all your toys in the oversized, double garage.

All proceeds from the sale of this house will be donated to the local food shelves.


The Results

The totals are in . . . Brainerd generated the more donations for the CANstruction Home Contest & Food Shelf Challenge.
Baxter's Mayor Olson won the privelage of making deliveries!

Congratulations to Cheryl Schlosser from Baxter!
Cheryl had the closest guess and is the winner of the
$50 and the Cub Foods gift certificate.

Brainerd Mayor James Wallin and Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson
loaded the food donations, then Mayor Wallin sat back while
Mayor Olson made the delivery to the local food shelf!

Approximately 1000 lbs.of food was collected for the food shelves. This is about 1700-2000 dollars worth, with cash donations!
Thank you to everyone who participated. It was fun and we are so grateful for your contributions.
For more information or questions please contact:
Jolaine Johnson: 218-820-7114
Bill Toms: 218-820-9987