Brazos Valley Food Bank is ‘egg-static’ over a generous donation of more than 43,000 eggs from local egg farmer Feather Crest Farms to help feed Texans in need. Stretched out shell to shell (each egg is approximately two and a half inches long), the 43,200 donated eggs equals 1.7 miles.
“Helping neighboring families in need is of the utmost importance to our industry,” said Brian Barrett of Feather Crest Farms. “We’re proud to offer our help and support when our community needs it now more than ever."
Over 50,000 residents in the Brazos Valley receive food from the Brazos Valley Food Bank through its more than forty (40) partnering agencies each year, with almost half of those in need being children. Despite the recession being officially over, demand for food assistance is up 20 percent.
“Eggs are such a wonderful source of protein, a dietary staple, and we never have enough protein at our food bank,” said Theresa Mangapora, Executive Director of Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. “This is a wonderful donation that our hungry neighbors in need will truly appreciate.”
For the third year in a row, United Egg Producers and Feeding America are teaming up in the fight against hunger and local egg farmers across America are dropping off truckloads of much needed protein to local food banks just in time for Easter. Beginning in March and leading up to April 4, egg farmers nationwide will be donating more than 12 million eggs to help make sure America’s food banks are well stocked with nutrient-dense eggs.
“United Egg Producers’s members are dedicated to helping their local communities,” said Gene Gregory, president of United Egg Producers. “Our hope is that this donation during the Easter holiday makes a significant difference in the lives of many people who live at risk of hunger.”