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.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
DENVER – November 2013 – For many Americans Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family around a delicious meal to celebrate all that the past year has provided. Whether you look forward to spending quality time with family, cheering on your favorite football team or enjoying a home-cooked meal, there are many reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving. This time of year, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages everyone to take a moment to be thankful and think about ways to help others who are less fortunate.
According to Feeding America, around 6.2 million households across the United States received aid from food banks in 2012. Coloradans were hit especially hard this year due to the damage caused by this summer’s wildfires and floods. The Food Bank of the Rockies reports that one in seven Coloradans worry about where they will find food next and sadly, nearly half are children.
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association recently held Colorado’s second annual PJs & Eggs event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11, 2013. Organizers asked attendees to wear pajamas and donate a new kids’ pair as they enjoyed breakfast, brunch or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner), at participating restaurants across Colorado. RMHC donated a portion of the collected pajamas to families affected by the recent floods. The event raised more than $3,320 and collected more than 160 pairs of new children’s pajamas for charity. After two years, CEP, through its PJs & Eggs initiative, has raised more than $5,500 and provided nearly 500 pajamas for seriously ill children.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Egg Industry Center’s Recent Study Finds Decreased Environmental Impact with Increased Egg Production Over the Past 50 Years
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is proud to share the results of a study recently released by the Egg Industry Center (EIC) on the environmental impact of egg production across the country over the past 50 years. As the demand for and supply of the “incredible edible egg” has grown, the environmental impact of egg production has significantly dropped. This is also true here in Colorado, as local egg farmers have continued to focus on and implement environmental best practices.
Corey Rose from 9News/KUSA featured the Colorado Egg Producer's special event, PJs & Eggs. Corey interviewed David Collie, vice president of CEP, and chef Bob Holloway, from participating restaurant, McCoys. PJs & Eggs is a charity event that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver and a portion of the PJs donation will also go to the Colorado flood victims. Diners have the choice between breakfast, brunch, and brinner (breakfast for dinner) and are encouraged to wear PJs to the event.
Watch the interview here: http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=358712
Thursday, September 26, 2013
With the school season in full swing, autumn is nearly upon us. Kids are in the classroom, leaves will soon change and the holidays are just around the corner. Meals and snacks don’t have to be a hassle during this busy time of year, especially when using eggs. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has a few ideas to incorporate the incredible edible egg into meal plans for those with busy schedules.
“As local egg farmers, we like to remind people that eggs are one of the quickest foods to prepare and they also have incredible health benefits. One egg offers nearly every vitamin a body needs and is a model source of protein,” said Derek Yancey, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “While other calorie-dense foods tempt us all during the holiday season, eggs are a healthy option that can boost your metabolism.”