America’s egg farmers have donated 46 million eggs in 2020


America’s egg farmers have donated more than 46 million all over the country, according to a release from the American Egg Board.

Due to COVID-19, egg donations have been vital in 2020. Eggs are always in high demand so the country’s egg farmers have been donating directly from the farm to the food bank.

“Compassion, generosity and hard work have always been the core values of our American egg farmers,” said American Egg Board (AEB) President and CEO Emily Metz. “Now, when the mission to nourish America’s families is more urgent than ever, egg farmers have risen to the occasion and are doing what they always do: feeding people. This milestone egg donation comes at a critical time and the AEB is proud to help extend this donation even further.”

Overall, eggs donated in 2020 have helped feed almost 4 million families but there is still a ways to go as Feeding America projects the pandemic will cause an additional 17 million Americans to experience food insecurity.

“Food insecurity is a growing issue that we can fight together,” said Metz. “Please consider connecting with your local food pantry and asking them what type of support they need at this time. No one should have to worry about where their next meal will come from.”

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