It’s National Volunteer Week—a perfect time to shine a spotlight on the outsized impact of volunteering on our country. Here are the big numbers: in 2013 alone, 12.7 million Canadians aged 15 and older did volunteer work. Altogether they spent nearly two billion hours volunteering!1
Last year Canadian egg farmers donated 4.6 million eggs to food banks and breakfast programs across the country, and volunteered their time with causes important to their communities. To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to share just some of our favourite stories of how egg farmers give back.
We are happy to announce that BC Egg has partnered with us to help send kids to Camps by providing another $10,000!! And as part of their support, they are giving away "BC Eggs For a Year" to one lucky person who makes a donation from now to Easter at https://t.co/jYyc7Fz4X0 pic.twitter.com/IHCkAKQ5Vv
— Easter Seals BCY (@EasterSealsBCY) March 16, 2019
BC Egg is a proud partner of Easter Seals BC & Yukon. Working with Easter Seals, British Columbian egg farmers made a $10,000 donation to help send kids with disabilities to summer camp. They are running a contest to encourage more donations—donors in BC can win free eggs for a year!
— Egg Farmers of AB (@EFA_AB_eggs) October 15, 2018
Canadian egg farmers’ partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada helps to feed more than 200,000 kids every morning, giving them the nutrition they need to learn and grow.2 Check out this great photo of Egg Farmers of Alberta helping out in school!
We love working with our amazing partners to ensure our families have fresh nutritious products in their Holiday Hampers. Big shout out to our breakfast sponsor from @SaskEgg who have once again made sure that our families will have an amazing Christmas Morning! pic.twitter.com/TgsoZQdukS
— Regina Food Bank (@ReginaFoodBank) December 18, 2018
Egg farmers in Saskatchewan help families served by the Regina Food Bank by donating eggs for holiday hampers—bringing a little extra joy on Christmas morning. Saskatchewan Egg Producers are also supporting others abroad, donating a new truck to the Heart for Africa (Canada) egg project in eSwatini!
Had a great morning going back to my elementary school in Winnipeg and teaching them about food production and talking about our farm. Turned them all into Egg Lovers!! Totally enjoyed volunteering with Ag in the Classroom @aitcmb #CALM19 #4DFarms @eggsmanitoba pic.twitter.com/LEeTtpQSSP
— Sandra (@4dfarmssandra) March 14, 2019
Agriculture in the Classroom cultivates an interest in agriculture among students through curriculum-linked program and resources throughout schools. Pictured here is Manitoba egg farmer Sandra Dyck volunteering with Agriculture in the Classroom through Manitoba Egg Farmers, telling students more about life on an egg farm.
— Get Cracking (@GetCracking) October 1, 2018
Egg Farmers of Ontario were helping to Beat Hunger along with the Ontario Association of Food Banks. Ontarians were asked to vote for their local food bank, and the winning food bank received a donation of nutritious eggs.
Le 22 août, les producteurs d’œufs du Québec ont remis 77 000 $ à la Fondation OLO lors de leur Omnium de golf annuel. Déjà plus de 750 000$ remis depuis 2002 ! Pour les détails, https://t.co/Z2oXCGEcK2 pic.twitter.com/BbuTZFfHQG
— Les oeufs du Québec (@oeufquebec) August 23, 2018
Students have created all of the placemats for our great big breakfast tomorrow. Eggs have been donated by @EggFarmersofNB. We’re excited to see everyone there! Breakfast will be served from 7:30 – 10:30 at the Geary Lions Club on Saturday, February 9. @ASDWLimelight pic.twitter.com/mZSLefFyEf
— Geary Elementary (@GearyGators) February 8, 2019
New Brunswick’s Geary Elementary hosted an Eat for Education breakfast, raising money for student learning. Egg Farmers of New Brunswick was proud to support the fun with donated eggs! New Brunswick egg farmers donate eggs to over 50 breakfast programs across the province.
Prince Edward Island
In Prince Edward Island, egg farmers are supporters of local food banks and school breakfast programs. Learn how egg farmers in Atlantic Canada give back to their communities: https://t.co/sOv51vTijE #EggFarmersGiveBack
— Egg Farmers (@eggsoeufs) April 10, 2019
Egg Farmers of Prince Edward Island donate to breakfast programs, the food bank and Salvation Army. PEI egg farmers care about their local communities and want to support their fellow Islanders in whatever way they can.
(2/2) The Clarke family of Southview Farms generously donated $5,000 to the VRHF. They also donated eggs that were used in the meal prepared at the fundraiser dinner. This project was made possible through the Egg Farmers Give Back funding program. Way to go Clarke family! pic.twitter.com/5oRHqep15J
— Egg Farmers of NS (@EggFarmersofNS) March 27, 2019
On March 23, the Clarke family of Southview Farms attended a fundraiser dinner in support of the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. The VRFH is working to raise funds to purchase three ventilators for the Valley Regional Hospital. The Clarke family donated toward the cause, and also donated the eggs guests enjoyed during the fundraising dinner.
Newfoundland and Labrador
So proud to be a partner with @KidsEatSmartNL. Showing their appreciation this morning to all partners who help feeding 29,000 breaksfasts everyday! Thank you for all the hard work you do! pic.twitter.com/JITwdMWGrF
— Egg Farmers Of NL (@eggfarmersnl) June 7, 2018
Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador partner with Kids Eat Smart, a charity dedicated to education, health and well-being for school children—supporting kids across the province.