Second Harvest gets egg donation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Grabbing a coffee and breakfast sandwich in the morning helped to provide thousands of eggs to a local food bank.

Ohio’s largest egg producer and Dunkin’ Donuts teamed up this year to provide food banks across the nation with eggs. Dunkin’ Donuts donated a portion of the sales from their eggs benedict sandwich to fund the giveaway.

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley in Youngstown was one of just eight food banks across the nation that was selected for the donation. More than 6,000 dozen eggs were delivered to the food bank on Salt Springs Road on Thursday.

“It gives us a sense of giving back to the community. Hopefully we can help people in need within the areas we do business, operate and live every day,” said Joe White of Dunkin’ Donuts.

The 6,825 dozen eggs will be distributed over the next few days to the 153 agencies that are serviced by Second Harvest in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

All those eggs didn’t have far to travel. Trillium Farms, just east Columbus, is the state’s largest egg producer, and is the second largest producer in the U.S.

“We have approximately 8.5 million layer birds spread among five complexes. Each complex produces about 2 million eggs a day,” said Chuck Renken of Trillium Farms.

They donate the eggs every year to food banks nationwide.

Other agencies receiving eggs were:

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank in Alliance
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Food Bank for New York City
  • Feeding America in San Diego
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
  • Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

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