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Food Bank Recieves 65,000 Eggs

by 5m Editor
7 March 2008, at 10:44am

UTAH, US - A coalition of Utah egg farmers joined together to give 65,000 eggs to the Utah Food Bank Thursday.

According to the Deseret Morning News, the effort is part of a pre-Easter push to get 12 million eggs to the needy nationwide. Between now and Easter, March 23, the Utah Food Bank will receive 235,000 more eggs.

"Eggs are highly nutritious and high protein," said Utah Food Bank development director Janael Ford. "They really are a highly sought-after item."

Several Utah farmers regularly donate eggs, but they decided to work together to make this large donation based on the results of a 2007 Utah hunger survey that found a need for nutritious, high-protein foods in the state.

View the Deseret news story by clicking here.

5m Editor