Hickman Farms Donation of Over 5,800 Dozen Eggs

Hickman Family Farms from Buckeye, Arizona is expected to deliver over 5,800 dozen eggs to the Community Food Bank on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:00 AM  for distribution in Southern Arizona.  Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO will be on hand to accept the delivery from Mrs. Gertrude Hickman.  The delivery will be made to the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road in Tucson.

 1,600 dozen eggs will benefit Tucson’s Table agencies and 1,000 dozen eggs will go to the Kid’s Club sites.  The remainder of the eggs will be distributed in rural southern Arizona.

 The Kid’s Club eggs will be picked by the sites for use during their annual Easter activities.  The Community Food Bank Kid’s Club program operates three days a week at nine different sites in the greater Tucson area – serving a total of 540 children.  The Food Bank partners with the Tucson Parks and Recreation KIDCO program to provide children with free, nutritious snacks and lessons in nutrition.

 Tucson’s Table provides dry and perishable food and non-food products packed in small 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 300 agency feeding sites.  The eggs will benefit the children served by the agencies along with other programs. 

 A photo opportunity with Mr. Carnegie accepting the over 5800 dozen egg delivery from Mrs. Hickman will be available at 9:00 AM.  Carnegie will call on his early days to operate a forklift to unload the first pallets of eggs.

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

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