Northern California’s own NuCal Foods donated more than 25,000 eggs to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano last week to help families in need – just in time for the Easter holiday.
Larry Sly our Executive Director says: “We are trying our best to give the people we serve the best nutrition possible. Because of the generosity of the egg farmers we can provide high protein food to the people in our community who need help.”
United Egg Producers and Feeding America food banks (like ours) are teaming up in the fight against hunger for the fourth year in a row. Egg farmers nationwide donated nearly 12 million eggs. NuCal Foods — an agricultural cooperative of multi-generation family-owned farms — has donated more than 1.3 million eggs to help feed people in California in the last four years. That’s a lot of eggs!
According to the USDA eggs have much less cholesterol than previously thought and have more vitamin D. Fun egg fact: every egg has 13 essential nutrients including the highest quality protein – choline, folate, iron and zinc – with only 75 calories.
Every type of agency from soup kitchens to shelters and pantries to day cares look forward to getting eggs from the Food Bank. This donation will mean our Food Purchaser, Veronica Wimer, will not have to buy eggs for our member agencies for a month or two! Did you even know the Food Bank distributed eggs? Isn’t that egg-citing! (Sorry but I had to.) What is your favorite egg recipe? Post below or to our facebook page.