December 6, 2017, Toronto, Ont. - The holidays are a time when the issue of hunger seems to hit home a little harder, and when an army of Food Bank volunteers continue to work, helping their neighbours.
This season, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) has decided to celebrate those generous people with a delicious and nutritious surprise breakfast hosted by none other than Chef Lynn Crawford.
"I have been a partner of Egg Farmers of Canada for many years now and I know how deeply Canadian egg farmers are rooted in their communities," chef Lynn Crawford, EFC's national chef ambassador, said in a press release.
"Preparing this meal to say thank you to food banks volunteers was a very humbling experience."
EFC has been supporting Food Banks Canada for more than two decades, helping to deliver fresh, nutritious food items that help the issue of hunger in Canada.
"Every year, egg farmers donate more than a million eggs to community food banks," EFC chairman Roger Pelissero said.
"We're proud to partner with Food Banks Canada and Chef Lynn Crawford and are happy to celebrate the people who, by volunteering their time, contribute to the fabric of our communities."
Along with its affiliates, Food Banks Canada assists over 860,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month.
Throughout the holiday season there is an increased demand for food banks services, creating a greater need for volunteers, support and donations.
"Sometimes an action as simple as making a cherished recipe or a meal can bring a lot of joy in someone's life," added Tania Little, director of development and partnerships at Food Banks Canada.
"We're very touched by the wonderful breakfast Egg Farmers of Canada and Chef Lynn Crawford prepared for our volunteers."
In the spirit of the holiday season, EFC and Food Banks Canada is calling on all Canadians to set aside some time for friends and neighbours who need them.
Bring joy to someone's life by sharing a cherished recipe or a meal on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RecipesThatGive, or by supporting your local food bank.
Egg Farmers of Canada treats Food Bank volunteers
Egg Farmers of Canada and Food Banks Canada partner with Chef Lynn Crawford to thank volunteers this holiday season.
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