For the sixth year in a row, Oakdell Egg Farms is a making a very generous contribution to the Idaho Foodbank — just in time for Easter.
They will deliver a whopping 2,700 dozen eggs to the foodbank Monday. Since 2008, the company has donated 150,000 dozen eggs.
Eggs are popular at Easter, but they’re also a nutritious food yearround, according to Foodbank staff.
“Eggs are one of the most versatile, inexpensive, easy-to-prepare, and nutritious sources of protein,” said Jessyca Tyler, the Foodbank’s staff nutrition program specialist, in a press release.
One large egg has about the same protein as an ounce of beef, pork, or fish — and it’s only 70 calories. Because of their soft texture, eggs are easy for small children and the elderly to consume.