TERRE HAUTE -- As the economy makes a sluggish recovery, families in Indiana continue to find themselves struggling with food insecurity.
Indiana's own Wabash Valley Produce, however, recently donated 64,800 eggs to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank to help these families in need.
"Wabash Valley Produce is a multi-generational family business and we are proud to be partnering with Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank to provide much needed protein to the most needy in our community, especially during the Easter holiday season," Wabash Valley Produce representative Tom Seger said.
Approximately 13 percent of people in Indiana live below or at poverty level and may be experiencing hunger. The partnership in Indiana and throughout the nation will help feed 37 million of the more than 50 million men, women and children in America who are at risk of hunger, up significantly since the beginning of the recession.
"Year after year, we are excited about Wabash Valley Produce's egg donation, like it's the very first time," Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank Executive Director John E. Etling said.
For the fourth year in a row, United Egg Producers and Feeding America's network of food banks are teaming up in the fight against hunger and egg farmers nationwide will be donating nearly 12 million eggs to help make sure America's food banks are well stocked with nutrient-dense eggs.
Since the partnership with Feeding America started in 2008, Wabash Valley Produce has donated more than 900,000 eggs to help feed people in Indiana.