This Easter, thousands of families across the country are looking forward to enjoying some of their favorite holiday traditions like Easter egg hunts and egg painting. But for thousands of individuals and families across the east coast state of Maine, financial times are tough and there’s not even money to spare on easter eggs.
One farm has decided to make sure everyone has joy this weekend, they’ve donated 100,000 eggs to people in need. And the timing of the donation by Hillandale is perfect. The family run business is giving 9,000 dozen to Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, Maine.
Good Shepherd Food Bank works to end hunger across the state.
— ME Grocers & Food (@MEGrocersFood) April 11, 2017
According to federal statistics, reported by AP, “more than 200,000 Maine residents deal with food insecurity, which means they have poor access to adequate nutritious food.”
Out of the sixteen counties, that means about fifteen percent of homes across the state don’t have enough food to put on their tables. Hillandale commented that, the large donation will allow families to have access to protein foods in their facility.
(H/T: Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal)
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