Local farmer donates 43,000 eggs to Manna Foodbank

Parker and Reichman Eggs donated four pallets of fresh eggs to local non-profit MANNA Foodbank Friday, a gift of more than 43,000 individual eggs.  According to Manna, eggs are a precious commodity in a time of rampant food insecurity.  The following is from a MANNA press release:

Parker and Reichman Eggs is helping in the fight against hunger by donating more than 43,000 eggs . . . Parker & Reichman, Inc. is a family-owned business and has been serving North Carolina for over 60 years.  Families across the country continue to struggle to put food on the table. More than 48 million Americans live in food insecure homes, leading more and more to turn to food assistance organizations for help. One in six western North Carolinians will seek help in 2013 from local food banks.

For the sixth consecutive Easter season, the United Egg Producers have organized a nationwide effort to give food insecure families a helping hand. U.S. egg farmers are donating nearly 9 million fresh eggs this year, bringing the total number of fresh eggs donated by egg farmers since 2008 to 69 million.

Fresh eggs are always a prized item for food banks due to their dense nutritional and high protein content, but they are also one of the hardest food categories for food banks to acquire.


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