KID’S CLUBS AND TUCSON’S TABLE RECEIVED 5,000 DOZEN DONATED EGGS

Have you ever seen 5,000 Dozen eggs in one place?  Well, here’s your chance. 

Hickman Family Farms in Buckeye, Arizona delivered approximately 5,000 dozen eggs to the Community Food Bank on Friday, March 23, 2007 at 9:00 AM.  4,640 dozen eggs will benefit Tucson’s Table agencies.  360 dozen eggs will go for this year’s Easter egg hunts and activities at Kid’s Club sites in Tucson.  The delivery will be made to the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road. 

The eggs will be picked up by the Kid’s Club sites for use during their annual Easter activities. The Community Food Banks Kid’s Club program (formerly Kids Café) operates three days a week at nine different sites in the greater Tucson area – serving a total of 516 children every day.  The Food Bank partners with the Tucson Parks and Recreation KIDCO program to provide children free, nutritious snacks and a lesson in nutrition education.

 Tucson’s Table provides dry and perishable food and non-food products packed in retail and institutional size packing for use by non-profit (501 (c) (3) agencies with on-site feeding programs.  Tucson’s Table is currently serving over 400 agency feeding sites.  The eggs will benefit the children served by the agencies along with other programs. 

 “The donation of the eggs by Hickman Farms is appreciated.  The egg hunts and Easter activities will be a lot of fun for the kids,” said Sandra Vijsma, Child Nutrition Programs Manager.

 The egg donations statewide are being coordinated by the Association of Arizona Food Banks in Phoenix.

For more information, please contact Jack Parris at 622-0525 x 215.