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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

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

        
          
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chunk, or your preference
Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste forms with no lumps.
  2. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk and remain for a short while before falling back into the mixture.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula (Be careful not to overmix, which would cause the gluten in the flour to toughen resulting in cakier cookies).
  4. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between cookies and 2 inches (5 cm) of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.
  8. Cool completely before serving.
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