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Phoenix-area food bank receives huge egg donation ahead of Easter

The donated eggs arrive at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. (KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)

PHOENIX — Thousands of Phoenix-area families will have a happier Easter this weekend thanks to a local egg company’s donation.

Hickman’s Family Farms, Arizona’s only commercial egg producer, delivered about 65,000 eggs to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Thursday for distribution into some of its emergency food boxes this week.

Jerry Brown with the food bank said it plans to immediately distribute the eggs to families through St. Mary’s and some of its more than 500 agency partners around the state.

The eggs will be part of some of the 40,000 emergency food boxes the bank distributes each month.

“People will not only have eggs to eat but eggs to color for Easter,” Brown said. “It’s a double win for these families that really need that.”

Brown said Hickman’s has donated as a many as a million eggs annually to Arizona food banks and other organizations.

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