Eggs finally — and accurately — being incorporated into the heart-health regimen
by: Bill Scebbi – Colorado Egg Producers Executive Director
Colorado’s local egg farms once again helped ensure that those less fortunate wouldn’t go hungry during the Easter holiday this year, as they donated 306,720 eggs to Feeding Colorado’s five food banks.
The Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver — a Feeding Colorado member — had its mobile pantry set up on April 14at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, where they distributed a portion of those donated eggs, along with other food items, to about 350 families.
This marks the 10th consecutive year that the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association-member farms have partnered with the Feeding Colorado food banks to help those in need for the Easter holiday. CEP was elated to have again contributed to the efforts of Feeding Colorado and the Good Egg Project — an initiative to end childhood hunger through the American Egg Board.
During the 10 years that local CEP-member farms have partnered with Feeding Colorado, the total in Easter donations has amounted to about 3 million eggs. Although, when factoring in their regular weekly and monthly donations, Colorado’s egg farms donate an estimated 1 million eggs per year to local food banks, and have now donated about 10 million eggs during the past decade.
This year’s egg donation at Easter drew plenty of attention, as Denver’s 9News, Channel 7 News, KOAA News in Colorado Springs, KOA News Radio, BARN Media, The High Plains Journal, The Fence Post, various daily newspapers and others highlighted the donation and event through their outlets.