Colorado's egg industry was well-represented at a Valentine's Day Feeding Colorado event in downtown Denver, which drew attention to the state's hunger issues and showcased how Colorado's food banks feed our neighbors struggling with hunger.
Colorado Egg Producers' Terri Heine was in attendance, manning the Colorado Egg Producers booth, handing out the organization's well-known "eggs on a stick," and also stepping up to the microphone as part of a list of speakers that included Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, Sen. John Cooke, Sen. John Kefalas, Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, and Feeding Colorado Executive Director Bob O'Connor, as well as other representatives of local food banks and businesses.
Food distribution efforts to those in need also took place as part of the event.
Feeding Colorado is an association of the five Feeding America food banks in Colorado: Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Community Food Share, Food Bank for Larimer County, Food Bank of the Rockies and Weld Food Bank. All five food banks are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, and together serve all 64 counties in our state and feed nearly 700,000 people through their programs and more than 1,500 partner hunger relief agencies.