Feed Yourself. Feed Others.
Over the last 30 days, Eggzy flock owners have logged 5226 eggs. On average, each egg contains 6 grams of protein, totaling a whopping 31,356 grams of protein produced in the last month!!
You’re probably already aware that enabling Food Security is core to our mission at Eggzy; where “Food Security” is the availability of nutritious food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of hunger. That’s why we’re pledging to donate a dozen eggs from our own flock to our local food pantry once a month, or whenever possible.
Now 12 eggs may not sound like much, but we don’t have a large flock. We average 4 eggs a day or 28 eggs a week, which gives us an average of 9 dozen a month. We keep a dozen a week for ourselves and sell a dozen a week to friends, so our ‘extra’ is a little more than 12 eggs a month, weather and flock disposition allowing.
Fresh, healthy foods are always in short supply at food pantries, and they’d certainly appreciate any extra eggs we can collectively donate. The truth is, eggs are such a great source of nutrition that even a dozen goes a long way. An average size egg has 6 grams of protein, giving a dozen eggs a total 72 grams of protein (12 x 6 = 72 grams).
If you’d like to join us in our New Year’s resolution to share more this year, here are a couple of resources to help you find your local food pantry or soup kitchen.
- Feeding America: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
- Ample Harvest: http://www.ampleharvest.org/find-pantry.php
Best Wishes & Happy New Year,