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Iowa Egg Farmers Match Egg Donation Made to the Food Bank of Iowa

by Iowa Egg Council | Feb 01, 2019
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Egg Council and Fareway Stores, Inc., delivered a full truckload of eggs to the Food Bank of Iowa on Wednesday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m., for distribution to every food bank serving Iowa.

The eggs will provide a wholesome source of protein for Iowans struggling with hunger throughout the state.

In addition to the January 30 egg donation, three Iowa egg producers - Sparboe Foods, Rose Acre Farms and Versova went above and beyond and donated an additional 23,400 dozen eggs each to the Food Bank of Iowa. Sparboe Foods, Rose Acre Farms and Versova are a part of "Cracking Hunger", a donation partnership program between Iowa egg farmers and the Iowa food banks.  

Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D, which is important for bone health and immune function. Additionally, eggs provide an essential nutrient for fetal development, cell and eye health, and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals.

Donations of eggs from individuals are rare, so food banks rely on donations from egg producers, wholesalers, and retailers, along with bulk purchasing, to provide a supply for their clients.

Thanks to the generosity of Iowa egg farmers, hundreds of thousands of eggs will be donated each month to support Iowans in need.

To learn how you can help fight hunger in your community, visit www.foodbankiowa.org

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Tomato Panini
        
          
Ingredients:
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2 tsp.butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices whole wheat OR white bread
  • 4 slices fully-cooked bacon
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
Instructions:
  1. HEAT panini press according to manufacturer’s directions.

  2. BEAT eggs, water, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl until blended. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.

  3. SPREAD butter evenly on one side of each bread slice. LAYER bacon, tomato, scrambled eggs and cheese evenly on unbuttered side of two bread slices. COVER with remaining bread, buttered side up.

  4. GRILL sandwiches in panini press, on medium-high heat, until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

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