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Colorado egg farmers hopped in to help the hungry this Easter!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Colorado egg farmers hopped in to help bring the Easter Bunny to FlatIron Crossing mall this year and for a seventh year donated eggs to food banks statewide to help those in need.

From March 28th to April 19th, families enjoyed a festive and “egg-ucational” experience at FlatIron Crossing. Children were able to visit and have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association donated one egg to Community Food Share serving Boulder and Broomfield counties for picture taken. Visitors were also able to talk with a CEP “Eggs-pert” each weekend. The eggs-pert answered questions about eggs and provided new recipes as well as Easter and egg decorating tips.

On April 15th, CEP also proudly hosted a special “Spring Eggstravaganza” at FlatIron Crossing for two- to five-year-olds from Children’s House Preschool, a nonprofit preschool serving a diverse population of students in the Boulder area for 44 years. Forty children from the preschool enjoyed a delicious and nutritious egg breakfast cooked by Colorado egg farmers, an Easter egg hunt with special prizes and the opportunity to have his or her photo taken with the Easter Bunny. CEP also donated two new children’s bicycles to Children’s House Preschool.

As a part of the Good Egg Project, CEP donated more than 340,000 (341,080) eggs to five Feeding Colorado food banks throughout the state to ensure those in need had eggs in time for Easter. Of the total number of eggs donated, 2,500 came from families who visited the Easter Bunny at FlatIron Crossing this season.

More than 650,000 people are at risk of hunger in Colorado and one in seven Coloradans don’t have enough food to meet their basic needs. While eggs are a very important staple in our diet, they are also one of the hardest foods for food banks to provide to families in need. This is why CEP feels it is vitally important to provide eggs donations to area food banks year-round. At two eggs per person, CEP’s spring donation will help put high quality, wholesome and fresh eggs on the plates of more than 170,640 Coloradans this season.
 

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