U.S. egg farmers delivered a hot egg breakfast to hundreds of people in need on Staten Island, N.Y., in an effort to help feed the families still affected by Superstorm Sandy. The egg breakfast is part of the Good Egg Project, an initiative to educate people about where eggs come from and an effort to fight hunger in the U.S.
Through a donation of liquid egg product by egg farmer Elliot Gibber of Deb-El Food Products, and a partnership with Food Freaks, a Brooklyn-based food cart, egg farmers were able to reach hundreds of residents, national guardsmen, police and volunteers by Midland Beach with a hot breakfast and send many home with cartons of liquid eggs to help feed their families and neighbors. “It’s a humbling experience to represent America’s egg farmers and help feed people still affected by the storm,” said Chris Pierce, chairman of the American Egg Board. “Hearing the personal stories of the residents there confirms the idea that we should always strive to do more to help people in need and bring hope to places devastated by disasters like these.”
In addition to feeding Staten Island residents, farmers donated an additional $1,200 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a recognized FEMA distribution organization in Staten Island. “We are especially proud to donate money to this organization," said Joanne Ivy, president and CEO of the American Egg Board. "They are a part of the fabric of this community and have personal relationships with the residents. When the storm hit, they offered relief immediately. We thank our egg farmers across the country for making this donation possible.”