Egg Farmers Hop to Help Food Bank



Students from Newlon Elementary receive breakfast as part of the Colorado Egg Producer’s Kids Who Egg-cell initiative.

Colorado egg farmers are proud to help the Easter Bunny this year. As a part of the Good Egg Project, the seven local farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association have donated more than 250,000 eggs to Feeding Colorado food banks throughout the state to ensure those in need will have eggs in time for Easter. Of the total number of eggs, more than 200,000 were given to Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Colorado elementary schools also joined in this year as part of CEP’s Kids Who Egg-cell initiative, encouraging students to learn about eggs and give back to the community. To view highlights from the event, click here.


Colorado chefs, Commissioner of Agriculture, John Salazar, and egg farmers stand with students from Newlon Elementary.