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Nearly 100,000 Eggs Donated To Hoosier Hills Food Bank

The food bank will distribute the eggs to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the area.

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Photo: Bill Shaw/WTIU News

The eggs were donated from Rose Acre farms and Wabash Valley Produce.

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.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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