Iowa Egg Farmers, in partnership with Fareway Stores, Inc., are conducting a buy two, give one promotion. From Monday, Dec. 18 through Saturday, Dec. 23, when a customer buys two dozen eggs at any Iowa Fareway location, a dozen eggs will automatically be donated to the Food Bank of Iowa. The campaign aims to give back to individuals that are food insecure in the communities Iowa egg farmers live and serve.
“We are proud to partner with Fareway on this donation to help the Food Bank of Iowa by providing eggs, an economical protein and essential food,” said Kevin Stiles, executive director with the Iowa Egg Council.
According to the Iowa Egg Council, eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D, which is important for bone health and immune function1. Additionally, eggs provide an essential nutrient for fetal development, cell and eye health, and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals2.
“We encourage customers to purchase two dozen eggs of any brand during the campaign period,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway CEO. “The Food Bank of Iowa will directly benefit from the customer’s purchase with a matching donation, up to a grand total of 21,600 dozen eggs.”
“Eggs are a great, nutritious source of protein, and a donation like this is a big thing for the Iowans we serve,” said Michelle Book, President and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “We are so grateful for our partnership with the Iowa Egg Council and Fareway.”
1. (Egg Nutrition Center. Nutrients In Eggs. Retrieved from http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/topics/nutrients-in-eggs).
2. (Egg Nutrition Center. Frequently Asked Nutrition Questions About Eggs. Retrieved from http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/content/uploads/FAQ-EGGs-2014.10-2.pdf).