Food bank receives donation of eggs

YOUNGSTOWN – Eggs are one of the symbols of Easter, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has plenty of them with a recent donation of 81,900 eggs.

Becky Miller, resource development manager at the food bank, said Second Harvest was among eight food banks nationwide to receive the egg donation made possible by America’s egg farmers and Dunkin Donuts as part of Feed America, which the food bank is a member.

“We were thrilled to selected as one of eight food banks nationwide to receive eggs,” she said.

The eggs arrived right before Easter.

Many of the eggs came from Trillium farms, near Columbus, which is Ohio’s largest egg producer.

Miller said the eggs will be distributed to the 153 agencies that are serviced by Second Harvest in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

During the first week of March, Dunkin Donuts and America’s egg farmers partnered to donate one egg to Feed America for every Eggs Benedict breakfast sandwich sold. Dunkin’ Donuts donated a portion of the sales of the sandwich to fund the giveaway.

Dunkin’ Donuts officials who attended the recent delivery said the effort helps give back to the community and helps local people in need.

Other egg donations went to food banks in Boston, New York City, San Diego, Rhode Island, Alliance and Louisiana.

The food bank’s mission is to solicit, store and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in the tri-county area.