With participation from Rose Acre Farms and Midwest Food Bank, the national nonprofit HATCH and the American Egg Board are donating more than 600,000 eggs to neighbors in need across Florida for Hurricane Idalia relief.
“In our role as a connector of the protein supply chain, we’re constantly working with incredible organizations that will go out of their way to make sure people have access to fresh, nutritious food no matter their circumstances,” said Danny Leckie, executive director of HATCH. “When the opportunity arose to get eggs to Floridians who have been affected by the disaster, both Rose Acre and Midwest Food Bank jumped in with both feet. We’re so grateful for their partnership and truly could not do this without them.”
Currently, all eggs are being donated through Seymour-based Rose Acre Farms, which will deliver them to Midwest Food Bank in Ft. Myers, Florida. Midwest will work with its agency partners in the Big Bend area to deliver to disaster relief sites across the region.