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EFC doubles egg donations across country

Announcement comes as pandemic continues to impact Canadian food security.


January 27, 2022
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) announced it is contributing approximately 3.5 million eggs to food banks across the country. This comes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Canadian food security in every province and territory.

With the pandemic extending into the new year, Food Banks Canada appealed to Canada’s more than 1,200 egg farmers for more local eggs to ensure that fresh, nutritious food be made available to anyone and everyone who needs it.

As longstanding supporters of food banks across the country, Canadian egg farmers from B.C. to Nunavut to Halifax responded to the call to give back.

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“Canadian egg farmers have always worked together in support of our communities and Food Banks Canada – with their dedicated team of people and volunteers – plays an essential role in our farmers’ continued support,” says EFC chair Roger Pelissero.

“We’re aware that these are especially challenging times for so many individuals and families. For this reason, it is crucial that we remain compassionate and continue to support people the best way we can.”

As we hit the almost two-year mark of the pandemic, visits to food banks across the country have risen by 20 per cent, according to Food Banks Canada.

“It’s been another tough year for those who struggle with hunger, including our neighbours and friends in all communities in Canada,” says David Armour, interim CEO of Food Banks Canada.

“With food bank use continuing at record levels, it’s more important than ever to come together as a country to find new and innovative ways to provide healthy, nutritious food for those who need it today, while moving the needle on policies that will prevent hunger tomorrow.”