The International Egg Commission has designated Oct. 8 as World Egg Day. To mark this event, the organization is urging members to donate eggs to needy recipient organizations.
The IEC will work closely with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to distribute eggs, especially in developing countries where the need is greatest. Donor countries include Thailand, Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic. Egg producers in the U.S. donated more than three million eggs to charities to date during 2010, helping to feed survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, as well as aiding egg banks and charities throughout the nation.