FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers have made a big donation to Fort Wayne’s Food Bank.
WANE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Hpp8nO) Midwest Poultry Services and Berne Hi-Way Hatchery donated more than 140,000 eggs to the agency on Wednesday.
Midwest Poultry Services and Berne Hi-Way Hatchery’s efforts are part of a national effort organized by the United Egg Producers and Feeding America. For the fifth consecutive spring, America’s egg farmers are giving the Easter Bunny and families in need a helping hand by donating nearly 10 million fresh eggs. That brings the number of eggs that farmers have contributed since 2008 to 60 million.
Community Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Jane Avery says the donors understand how important protein is, especially for those who do not have enough to eat in the first place.