Nearly 100,000 eggs have made their way from Indiana farms to the Hoosier Hills food bank. The food bank will distribute the eggs to local food pantries in the area.
Wednesday’s delivery of more than 40,000 eggs added to the nearly 50,000 that were delivered last week to the Hoosier Hills food bank, which serves food pantries and soup kitchens thorough south-central Indiana.
Executive Director Julio Alonzo says it’s rare for this many eggs to arrive at the food bank, but they are a welcome donation.
“Protein items are one of the most difficult things for us to receive in quantity and distribute,” he says. “Meat and eggs and things like that are harder for us to come by than a lot of other products.”
Alonzo many food pantries struggle to keep eggs in stock.
Several dozen eggs are being distributed to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard on the south side of Bloomington. Manager Erin Marshall says those eggs will be gone today.
“They are very versatile, so they can be used for a lot of different things, a lot of different meals, in basic cooking, and also in baking and things like that,” she says.
The eggs came from Rose Acre farms in Seymour, and Wabash Valley Produce in DuBois, Indiana. This is the fourth year they have come together to distribute mass quantities of eggs to Hoosier Hills.