Wherever you find an egg farmer in Canada, you will find a community leader. Canadian egg farmers are proud to give back to the communities where they live and work. One of the ways we support giving back is through our Egg Farmers Give Back program, which provides funding to farmers across Canada to support local grassroots community projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought more challenges to vulnerable communities, reminding us of the absolute importance of supporting our fellow Canadians. Here are just a few of our favourite stories highlighting how egg farmers gave back over the past year.
Social distancing has offered some unique challenges, but also some unique rewards! BC Egg has partnered with Easter Seals BC to offer their @Home-Campers real-time, online tours of BC egg farms with our engaging BC egg farmers as tour guides. pic.twitter.com/Z8sHBr91Ax
— BC EGG (@bceggs) July 23, 2020
BC Egg is a long-standing partner of Easter Seals, Canada’s largest local provider of programs and services for the disability community.1 Easter Seals BC & Yukon operates a summer camp that supports children with disabilities in British Columbia. Local farmers also donated $750,000 worth of eggs to Food Banks BC this past year, ensuring food banks were supplied with fresh eggs on a weekly basis.
As a result of the pandemic, so many more Albertans rely on charitable organizations like Food Banks Alberta and Breakfast Club of Canada.
— Egg Farmers of AB (@EFA_AB_eggs) November 26, 2020
Egg Farmers of Alberta are long-time supporters of food banks and breakfast programs. Last year, Alberta’s over 170 egg farmers stepped up and increased their support in light of the pandemic. In 2020, local egg farming families increased their egg donations to Food Banks Alberta and Breakfast Club of Canada by over 30%.
We know the need is great during this unprecedented time. We are pleased to add some additional protein to the hampers at @ReginaFoodBank this month. Thank you to @StarEggSk for the delivery. pic.twitter.com/B9WfzXYN3P
— Sask Egg Producers (@SaskEgg) April 27, 2020
Saskatchewan Egg Producers provided egg donations to community members facing food insecurity across the province by partnering with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Regina Food Bank. In 2020, Saskatchewan egg farmers also donated 1,665 dozen eggs to the Cheer Crate campaign, organized by the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation. Cheer Crates were distributed to families across the province, and contained food such as dairy products, eggs, bread, fruits and vegetables and other items.
The Council is extremely grateful for the partnership with @eggsmanitoba. Their donation of 6,500 egg coupons for the 2019-2020 school year allows programs to provide eggs to students more often! pic.twitter.com/Utpf0QAo8O
— Child Nutrition MB (@CNCManitoba) February 10, 2020
Since 2015, Manitoba Egg Farmers has provided the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba with 6,500 egg coupons every year. When schools closed down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program quickly pivoted and egg coupons were distributed through community centers and hamper programs to ensure that kids and their families still had access to nutritious eggs.
We’re celebrating World Egg Day by presenting a $75,000 cheque to Student Nutrition Ontario. The students of our province deserve nutritious meals – Egg Farmers of Ontario are committed to help! pic.twitter.com/ZipPtzZQ2D
— Get Cracking (@GetCracking) October 9, 2020
Egg Farmers of Ontario proudly provided funding and fresh egg donations to community organizations and food banks across the province over the past year, and they look forward to continuing their support in the year ahead. In 2020, Ontario’s egg farmers doubled their donations to food banks and other local community programs.
The Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Québec raised funds last year in support of Fondation OLO, a charitable organization that works with vulnerable families to offer food, tools and services to support healthy eating habits. In support of their 19th annual golf tournament, held virtually this year, Quebec’s egg farmers raised over $77,000. The amount raised was used to offer egg coupons for families in need across the province.
We're all in this together. NB Egg Farmers are proud to donate 5,760 dozen eggs to food banks across the province to support our community during these difficult times. Learn more about our work with @FoodDepotA on our website: https://t.co/xJl523p8XV pic.twitter.com/D40DTHhlkB
— Egg Farmers of NB (@EggFarmersofNB) May 25, 2020
In 2020, Egg Farmers of New Brunswick provided eggs to over 50 school breakfast programs across the province. New Brunswick egg farmers also donated 5,760 dozen eggs to the Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton, which were distributed to 60 local food banks across the province.
Prince Edward Island
Throughout the past year, Egg Farmers of Prince Edward Island donated local, high-quality eggs to food banks on a weekly basis. Their contributions helped provide nutritious food to community members across the province as food banks saw increased demand during the pandemic.
Volunteer Firefighter and Egg Farmer, David Newcombe presenting a cheque to Deputy Chief, Jason Stevens to help with their fundraising efforts for a new Fire Truck. This donation was possible through the Egg Farmers Give Back Program. @EggFarmersofNS @eggsoeufs @FireFightersNS pic.twitter.com/bTK4Uazkf2
— Geneve Newcombe (@CornwallisFarms) September 28, 2020
Along with their ongoing support of Feed Nova Scotia, Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia made an impactful contribution to local firefighters. Nova Scotia egg farmers donated $3,000 to the Port Williams Volunteer Fire Department to help purchase a new tanker, and egg farmer and volunteer firefighter David Newcombe was proud to present this donation in support of his community.
Big thanks to our Newfoundland Eggs driver @dasandman1968 for making sure our egg donation got delivered to Major Frank Pittman of Salvation Army Corner Brook and Joy Connors with Bay of Islands Food Bank. Good to see #SocialDistancing being practiced! @eggfarmersnl @eggsoeufs pic.twitter.com/9aiHpPeNpi
— Newfoundland Eggs (@LaidRightHere) April 7, 2020
Newfoundland and Labrador
Egg Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador volunteered and donated to numerous local food banks across the province. Their contributions helped ensure vulnerable populations received access to nutritious, protein-rich eggs.
From coast to coast and in every Canadian corner, you’ll find egg farmers giving back. Follow the #EggFarmersGiveBack hashtag on social media to discover the latest ways egg farmers are supporting their communities.
1 Easter Seals