This week, Bendigo Foodshare received a donation of 11,600 farm fresh eggs from Specialist Breeders Australia‘s Huntly site just in time for Easter.
The sizable donation filled 84 crates and when cooked could make more than 4,000 omelettes or 5,800 cakes.
Bendigo Foodshare Manager, Bridget Bentley, said the organisation was egg-tremely grateful for the donation which would help people struggling to put food on the table this Easter.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a growing number of families and individuals in our region experiencing financial hardship, some facing an unreliable income or unemployment for the very first time,” said Ms Bentley.
“Fresh eggs are a great addition to our stock. At times when meat and fish is expensive or hard to come by, eggs are a healthy substitute that’s rich in nutrients, including proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
“Eggs are also a great festive addition for Easter. Many families can’t afford chocolate eggs at Easter time, so having fresh eggs for Easter lunch is an affordable way they can have fun with their kids without breaking the bank.”
Bendigo Foodshare has been identified as an essential service and is continuing to supply groceries and fresh produce to local charities, community organisation and schools as COVID-19 containment measures endure.
In recent weeks, the organisation has been working with local supermarkets, manufacturers and farmers to boost it stocks of essential food Items ahead of a predicted spike in unemployment and financial distress.
The organisation is encouraging local other primary producers, food manufacturers and wholesalers to show their support for Central Victorians doing it tough by making a bulk donation, just like Specialist Breeders Australia.
To make an in-kind donation, please contact Bendigo Foodshare Manager, Bridget Bentley by email or telephone the warehouse on 03 5444 3409.