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Farmers Donate Eggs to East Texas Food Bank

Posted: Tuesday, 16th March 2010 11:35AM
KTBB.com!TYLER -- The East Texas Food Bank will get a big boost from area farmers. Feather Crest Farms and Pilgrim’s Pride prepare to donate 118,800 eggs to East Texas Food Bank, 3201 Robertson Road in Tyler, on Tuesday, March 16. “We recognize the tremendous need for protein among those seeking assistance from local food banks, and we are proud to support the East Texas Food Bank in its fight to wipe out hunger in our area,” said Frankie King, vice president of commercial eggs at Pilgrim’s Pride.

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. Egg farmers nationwide will be donating more than 11 million eggs to help make sure America’s food banks are well stocked with nutrient-dense eggs.

The East Texas Food Bank forms a partnership with the food industry by collecting,
inspecting, sorting, packaging and distributing food to member agencies, which provide food directly to those in need. The partnership here in Texas and throughout the nation will help feed the nearly 49 million men, women and children in America who are at risk of hunger. The East Texas Food Bank distributes approximately 17 million pounds of food each year to over 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties.

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