Egg Farmers Nourishing Hungry Central Texans

April 4th, 2012 § 0 comments

One of 242,000 eggs donated to the Capital Area Food Bank

Egg producers are gearing up for one of their busiest times of the year.  Last year alone, nearly 200 million eggs were purchased for Easter celebrations in the U.S. according to the American Egg Board.  Thanks to the United Egg Producers and Texas-based Cal-Maine Foods Inc.,  eggs will be on the menu for hungry Central Texans.

Yesterday, a shipment of more than 242,000 eggs were delivered to the Capital Area Food Bank as part of a nationwide effort by America’s egg farmers to help needy families.  The donation program is in its fifth year and has donated nearly five million dozen eggs to food banks and charities.

“This generous contribution comes at a critical point in time, and will be a tremendous help in feeding the hungry,” said Hank Perret, president & CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank. “Eggs are a marvelous source of protein and essential vitamins, and we cannot thank the United Egg Producers enough for their timely donation and commitment to bettering the lives of our hungry neighbors.”

You can learn more about how egg farmers are helping to end hunger by visiting GoodEggProject.org

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