Ontario’s egg farmers have a strong history of donating to food banks. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2014, Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) introduced an egg donation program in collaboration with Feed Ontario (formerly the Ontario Association of Food Banks).
EFO’s Food Bank Egg Donation program makes it easy for egg farmers and all supporters to donate eggs to food banks across Ontario.
Egg farmers’ ongoing commitment
Beginning in 2014, Egg Farmers of Ontario committed to ensuring that at least $250,000 worth of eggs are donated to Feed Ontario annually in this program. This is one of the largest ongoing commitments to Ontario’s food banks.
The commitment currently provides about 9,000 dozen eggs per month throughout the year. EFO’s contributions were also increased dramatically to assist with tremendous pressure on food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing annual commitment was increased to $300,000 annually beginning in 2022.
How you can join this donation program
Eggs are a vital protein in high demand by food banks and many egg sector stakeholders and private individuals support the program by donating funds that are used to provide even more eggs under this popular program.
Feed Ontario’s website makes it easy for anyone who would like to support this effort.