Farmers donate 46 million eggs to food banks
Food insecurity in the United States has reached record levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment is rising and millions of people have visited food banks for the first time in their lives. A 2020 report estimated that roughly 54 million Americans may not have enough food to eat at some point in 2020, according to Feeding America.
In other words, one in six adults and one in four children face a lack of reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.
Food pantries and community outreach organizations are experiencing an increase in need and many are struggling to keep ample supplies. To continue their longstanding donation tradition and respond to the growing need, America’s egg farmers donated more than 46 million eggs to their local food banks — enough eggs to stretch the length of more than 27,000 Statues of Liberty when laid end-to-end. This generous donation provided a source of high-quality, versatile protein to families in need nationwide.
Protein and fresh food items are often in the highest demand on food shelves. Eggs are in especially high demand.Learn more at IncredibleEgg.org.
How you can help locally
Demand for charitable food assistance has increased and is expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. If you’re inspired by the egg donations, reach out to your local food bank and ask how you can assist. Here In North Carolina, there are seven Feeding America food banks that work to distribute food locally.
Deer meat donations
Want to donate deer to local hunger relief agencies? With assistance from NC farmers, hunters, hunt clubs, civic organizations, church ministry groups and businesses, the North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry donate about 13,000 pounds of venison each year to NC communities. Learn about how to donate and to find a food processor near you.
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