Colorado egg farmers are proud to help the Easter Bunny this year. As a part of the Good Egg Project, the seven local farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association have donated more than 250,000 eggs to Feeding Colorado food banks throughout the state to ensure those in need will have eggs in time for Easter. Of the total number of eggs, more than 200,000 were given to Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Colorado elementary schools also joined in this year as part of CEP’s Kids Who Egg-cell initiative, encouraging students to learn about eggs and give back to the community. For every student who completed an egg quiz, one egg was donated to Food Bank of the Rockies, adding nearly 700 eggs to CEP’s donation.
The Easter Bunny made a special appearance during today’s Food Bank of the Rockies event, where chefs with the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association (ACFCCA) and Commissioner of Agriculture, John Salazar flipped and served omelets to honor Newlon Elementary students.