Iowa Food Banks Receive Massive Egg Donation

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Eggs, Food

The Food Bank of Iowa is receiving a full truckload of eggs this week, thanks to a donation from the Iowa Egg Council and Fareway Stores, Inc.

The donation is the result of a holiday season campaign and partnership between Fareway and the Iowa Egg Council. Throughout the campaign, which ran from December 19 through December 24, every purchase of two dozen eggs from any Iowa Fareway location triggered an automatic donation of one dozen eggs to Iowa food banks.

“We are proud to partner with Fareway on this promotion to help Iowa’s food banks by providing eggs, an economical protein and essential ingredient,” said Katie Nola, Director of Consumer Affairs with the Iowa Egg Council.

Donations of eggs from individuals are rare, so food banks rely on donations from egg producers, wholesalers, and retailers, along with bulk purchasing, to provide a supply for their clients.

The eggs will be distributed to the members of the Iowa Food Bank Association: Food Bank of Iowa, Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Food Bank for the Heartland, HACAP Food Reservoir, River Bend Foodbank, Food Bank of Southern Iowa, Food Bank of Siouxland, and St. Stephen’s Food Bank.

“We strive to provide the best balance of nutritional foods to our partners and our clients,” said Michelle Book, President & CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “This generous partnership between Iowa’s egg producers and Fareway Stores has provided us with a wonderful donation of healthful food that will make a difference for our neighbors in need. We are very grateful for their help and partnership.”