HAMILTON, Mich. — Michigan farms are donating eggs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Michigan Allied Poultry Industries says last year they donated 445,767 dozen eggs last year, and this year they're ramping up to make more donations during the covid-19 pandemic.
“Nutritious, local food like eggs are a staple of a healthy and balanced diet, and especially important in times of crisis, where budgets and food supplies can decrease. Our farms want to make sure that we’re extending that access to as many people in our community as possible," said MAPI Executive Director Allison Brink in a statement.
They say they're also planning to donate more than just eggs. MAPI says three farms will donate personal protective equipment to hospitals, nonprofits and first responders.
"We can see how much this pandemic is affecting our neighbors and our state, and we want to help as much as we can,” said Paul Vande Bunte, president of Konos, Inc. “While we know that grocery stores need to keep shelves stocked with eggs, its just as important for us to take care of our community members struggling at this time, as well as help protect those on the front lines fighting this outbreak.”