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From Pacific Northwest Local News published April 8th:
Despite signs of economic recovery, record numbers of families in Washington and across America are relying on food assistance.

In fact, one in eight Americans will receive help this year from local food banks. And among the most needed items are sources of high quality protein.

Washington’s own Stiebrs Farms donated more than 8,000 eggs to the Auburn Food Bank, Hoquiam Food Bank, White Center Food Bank and UCBO Yelm Community Services this week to help families struggling with food insecurity.

Stiebrs Farms’ efforts are part of a national effort, organized by the United Egg Producers. For the fifth consecutive spring, America’s egg farmers are giving the Easter Bunny and families in need, a helping hand by donating nearly 10 million fresh eggs. That brings the number of eggs farmers have contributed since 2008 to 60 million equaling nearly 5 million dozen.

‘Stiebrs Farms is a third generation family farm, and we are proud to be partnering with the local Washington food banks and assistance organizations to provide much-needed protein to the most needy in our community, especially during the Easter holiday season,’ said Dianna Stiebrs of Stiebrs Farms.

Posted by Steve on April 15, 2012 at 7:17 am | Permalink

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