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Farm Donates 43,000 Eggs To Monroe County Food Bank

Monroe County's Hoosier Hills Food Bank receives a large donation.

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.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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    Hoosier Hills Food Bank collects, stores and distributes food to
    non-profit agencies that feed the hungry in Brown, Lawrence, Orange,
    Owen, Martin and Monroe counties in Indiana. HHFB is a 501(c)(3)
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