Gemperle Farms -- known for practicing stewardship with an emphasis on selfless giving -- is donating 30,000 eggs for local Christmas baskets to help the needy.

"At Gemperle Farms, our foundation is based on coming together as a community and helping those in need," said Gemperle Family Farms President Steve Gemperle. "These are challenging times with a difficult economy and increased food costs; we feel it's our duty to take care of our own."

Philanthropy is at the heart of the Gemperle Enterprises. California's Central Valley suffers from one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Keeping with the belief that the holiday season is about helping those in need, Gemperle Family Farms' employees and families are also assisting with filling the Turlock Together Food Baskets.

The Gemperle family believes in supporting the local community throughout the year. Gemperle Family Farms donates over half a million eggs to free lunch programs, food banks, and a variety of service organizations to ensure individuals have healthy eggs in their diets.