Iowa Egg Farmers Partnering with Fareway to Help Food Bank

NEWS RELEASE (Boone) – Iowa Egg Farmers, in partnership with Fareway Stores, Inc., are conducting a buy two, give one promotion. From Monday, December 17 through Monday, December 24, 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 who 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, choline for fetal development, cognitive development, cell and eye health, and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals2.

“This event was a huge success last year and we are excited to be involved again,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway CEO. “When a customer purchases two dozen eggs of any brand during the campaign, the Food Bank of Iowa will receive a dozen eggs, up to a grand total of 21,600 dozen eggs.”

“Fareway’s commitment to providing fresh, nutritious eggs is an excellent service to food insecure Iowans,” said Michelle Book, President and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. “We are grateful for Fareway and the Iowa Egg Council’s collaboration to make this donation of wholesome protein possible.”