Utah Food Bank receives more than 100,000 eggs for Easter

Posted at 3:35 PM, Mar 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-27 17:35:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Food Bank received an early Easter present in the form of more than 100,000 eggs.

The gift was the work of three egg farms that came together to make the large donation for the sixth year in a row. The farmers donate throughout the year, but they make their largest donation during the Easter holidays.

Ginette Bott, chief marketing officer for Utah Food Bank, said eggs are a prized item at the food bank, but they can be hard to get as they can only accept eggs from organizations and not individuals. She said they expect to move through all of the eggs within a week or two.

“You know, eggs are a very popular item,” she said. “They’re high in protein. They’re very healthy. Kids enjoy them. Seniors enjoy them. So this is an item that will go very fast from the shelves of the Utah Food Bank and the associated pantries across the state.”

Egg farmers have donated about 69 million eggs to the Utah Food Bank since 2008.