Dutch Farms partnered with The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for the inaugural “Eggstravaganza” on Tuesday, May 5. Together, they provided more than 500,000 eggs to the residents of Northwest Indiana.
The event ran from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and saw half-mile lines for most of the day. Residents were invited to pick up as many eggs as needed (or that they could carry).
The food bank set up social distancing stations and enacted safety precautions for all.
“Dutch Farms presented a meaningful, relevant and generous solution by offering to donate eggs for anyone who needs them,” said Victor A. Garcia, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana executive director.
“Dutch Farms is always happy to share our blessings. Northwest Indiana is our home and we are thrilled to do our part to make sure everyone has the food and resources they need to navigate this difficult time,” said Joel Boomsma, Dutch Farms SVP.
Dutch Farms is a family-owned, fourth generation, Chicago-based company with Dutch roots.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the region’s fight against hunger since 1982 and distributes more than 4.5 million meals each year to hungry kids, adults and seniors across Lake and Porter counties. Each month, the food bank serves more than 23,000 individuals through its 100-plus partner agencies and programs like Mobile Marketplace, Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors and the BackPack program.
The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and a powerful network of 200 food banks across the country.