Colorado egg farms donating hundreds of thousands of eggs to families in need for Easter
The local farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association will once again be helping out the Easter Bunny this year, as they're partnering with Feeding Colorado to donate hundreds of thousands of eggs to food banks, and ensuring those in need will have eggs in time for the holiday.
Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend an upcoming event, where the Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry will be on hand distributing these food donations, and will also be joined by the Easter Bunny and CEP’s mascot, Eggbert. Personnel and equipment from Commerce City Emergency Responders will be on hand as well, as will the Churn and Burn food truck, serving up breakfast burritos.
Additionally, this Easter Egg-Stravaganza will include prize giveaways, with each attendee heading home with an Easter egg-dyeing kit, and two lucky kids being randomly selected to win new bicycles.
This marks the 10th year in a row that CEP has partnered with Feeding Colorado to help those in need, and CEP is proud to again contribute to the efforts of Feeding Colorado and the Good Egg Project -- an initiative to end childhood hunger through the American Egg Board.
Morning Fresh Farms, NestFresh, Opal-Foods, Sparboe Farms and Hickman Family Farms are the local operations that have produced and donated the farm-fresh eggs to Feeding Colorado's food banks for Easter this year.
“The farms that make up the Colorado Egg Producers Association take seriously the fact that one in seven Coloradans don’t have enough food to meet their basic needs, and we strive to assist those families -- not only during Easter, but year-round," said CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi.
Colorado Egg Producers play a part in Ag Day at the Capitol success
The “most popular event under the Golden Dome” was once again a success, as Gov. John Hickenlooper, state officials, the media and others took part in a well-deserved “thank you” to Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses during Agriculture Day at the Capitol on Wednesday.
And it was done largely with the help of Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) personnel.
CEP Industry Relations Manager David Collie, who also owns and operates Collie Consulting LLC, took the lead among the 48 organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council and organized the event, while CEP Executive Director Bill Scebbi, CEP Outreach Events Coordinator Terri Heine and CEP board member Terry Tormohlen were also on hand to help out.
With an estimated 900 people in attendance, the event was highlighted by a cook-off competition that featured the teaming up of local chefs, lawmakers and ag representatives, creating dishes with Colorado-grown foods.
The CEP team took second place overall in the 14-team cook-off competition, under the guidance of chefs Klaus Krebs and Travis Barday of Isle Casino and Hotel.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
DENVER – November 2015 – For many people, Thanksgiving represents a time to celebrate the past year’s blessings while enjoying delicious food and the company of family and friends. For some though, Thanksgiving is another day spent worrying about where their next meal will come from. This holiday season, Colorado egg farmers are committed to helping Coloradans in need through egg donations to Feeding Colorado food banks. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages you to join in the fight against hunger in our state.
According to Feeding America, 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households in 2014, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children. The most recent data shows that one in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food for their next meal and sadly, nearly half are children, according to the Food Bank of the Rockies.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Many people look forward to the costumes, pumpkin-flavored treats and crisp weather of October. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has another reason for Coloradans to celebrate this month – World Egg Day. Held every second Friday in October, World Egg Day brings together people of different cultures and nationalities to celebrate the versatility, affordability and nutritional value of eggs. On October 9th, CEP encourages you to celebrate World Egg Day by enjoying a delicious meal of eggs at home or at your favorite restaurant.
“Celebrating World Egg Day is a great way for producers to share the benefits of eggs with their communities,” said Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “Filled with six grams of high-quality protein, all nine essential amino acids and many nutrients and vitamins, eggs truly are incredible. At only 17 cents per serving, eggs are a healthy, accessible dish for families throughout Colorado and around the world.”
Thursday, September 10, 2015
From Palisade peaches to Olathe sweet corn, it is easy to find delicious, high quality food produced locally in Colorado. Did you know that these products provide more than just delicious food? The Colorado agriculture industry is responsible for 170,000 jobs and more than $40 billion to the state’s economy. When Coloradans buy local food and produce, they can feel good knowing that they are supporting hard working farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the state. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to thank Coloradans for their continued support and remind them that eggs are a food staple produced locally year-round.
DENVER – July 2015 – The average American today is at least three generations removed from the farm. This can make it tough for many to look past the grocery store shelf and truly understand where their food comes from, how it’s made and what it all means. Food labels can be especially confusing as we try to eat healthy and understand what we put into our bodies. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to help Coloradans understand not only how their eggs are produced, but also what all those bewildering terms on egg cartons really mean.