March 9, 2009
Last week, Bread for the City got its first monthly shipment of eggs! Financed by a team of four donors who work for the egg industry in Washington, this is one of those things we could never have done by ourselves. So far it has been a huge hit. When I talked to Jenette (our Food Pantry Coordinator in NW) she told me that, when she and the volunteers saw the eggs being unloaded, they were “overcome with excitement.”
There’s a lot to be excited about. According to the American Egg Board, eggs are rich in 13 essential nutrients including protein and iron. They also help with weight management, brain function, and muscle strength. All of this before we consider the important fact that eggs are a wonderfully versatile ingredient in almost every style of cuisine.
I was sick almost all of last week, so I didn’t get to see the eggs arrive. :( I’ll get some pictures next month along with maybe some other shots of all the produce we’ve been getting. In the meantime, thank you to our donors for providing such an egg-ceptional ingredient to the low-income residents we serve!
Posted by Matt Siemer at 3:01 PM