Guest Post By: Bob Krouse, American Egg Farmer, Midwest Poultry Services
Across the country, America’s egg farmers have been providing nutritious eggs to their communities for generations. I know this, because I’m a fifth generation egg farmer from Indiana. American egg farmers, like me, take helping those in need seriously and that’s why this year, we’ve partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to raise awareness and encourage others to help fight childhood hunger.
For children, this time of year should mean food, friends and fun playing outside. But for the 16 million families fighting to make ends meet, summer can be an especially difficult time. One in five American kids worry about where their meals will come from without the help of school nutrition programs.
No one wants to see kids go hungry, and America’s egg farmers are helping fight hunger as part of the Good Egg Project, a program that teaches folks about where eggs come from and helps get food to those who need it. Since 2009, egg farmers have donated more than 48 million eggs to local food banks. That’s almost 400 school busloads full of eggs! Once eggs are laid, they’re carefully washed, graded, packaged and delivered to the grocery store – or food bank – within 72 hours. This ensures families and children in need are getting a quality, nutritious product that helps keep them energized so they can enjoy running and playing outside.
Like our partners at No Kid Hungry, America’s egg farmers believe that all kids in America should have access to affordable, high-quality protein foods, like eggs, year-round. Fighting to alleviate childhood hunger in America is a team effort, and we encourage everyone who wants to help to take the free Good Egg Project Pledge. For every pledge made, America’s egg farmers will donate one egg to local food banks to help fight childhood hunger. Visit IncredibleEgg.org to learn more about how you can get involved and do good in your community.