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Oakdell helps out Easter Bunny with donation of 32,400 eggs

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.

Cliff Lillywhite

Statesman archive photo.
Cliff Lillywhite, vice president of Oakdell Egg Farms based in Franklin, showed off some brown eggs during a donation visit in 2011.

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.

 

 

 

 

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