Monroe County Hoosier Hills Food Bank received a donation Tueday from a Seymour egg farm. The food bank welcomed a donation they say helps fill a need.
Monroe County Hoosier Hills Food Bank received more than 43,000 eggs from Seymour-based Rose Acre Farms. The donation will assist the agency in distributing food to low income families and people in need in six Indiana counties.
Executive Director Julio Alonso says the more donations they receive, the more they can stock area food pantries.
“Eggs are a fantastic donation because they are a great protein item, and protein items are one of the hardest things for us to come by,” Alonso says.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank distributes over 3.2 million pounds of food annually. Monica Clemons makes weekly visits to Hoosier Hills to stock up the Salvation Army’s shelves. She says certain food products are hard to come by.
“Generally we try to get whatever the limit is, we try to stock up. The hardest thing of my job is keeping food in the pantry,” she says.
One in eight Americans will receive help this year from food banks.