Thanksgiving is a holiday many Coloradans cherish for a variety of reasons. Whether you look forward to spending quality time with your family, cheering on your favorite football team, watching the floats on display during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or enjoying a home-cooked meal, everyone has a reason for celebrating Thanksgiving. This time of year, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages everyone to take a moment and reflect on the good fortune in their lives. A loving family, great friends, memorable experiences, and, in CEP’s opinion, delicious food, are all reasons to be grateful.
CEP, a membership organization representing seven farms, recognizes that not all members of our Colorado family will have enough to eat during this holiday season. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for the Colorado community, as illustrated by their regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state. Egg farmers throughout Colorado have an unwavering mission to provide high-quality eggs to Coloradans.
“Thanksgiving is the season of giving. As local farmers, we dedicate ourselves to helping those in need, especially our neighbors who don’t know where their next meal will come from,” said Jerry Wilkins, CEP president. “That’s why we’ve donated more than a million eggs to food banks across Colorado every year, with even more donations to come. Eggs are one of the best foods for meals or snacks – they have 13 essential vitamins and nutrients and they keep us full for longer than many other options.”
CEP will provide a special donation of eggs this season so that no one will have to go hungry this Thanksgiving. For every “like” CEP receives on its Facebook page in month of November, Colorado egg farmers will donate one egg to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Here are some ideas for you to help those in need this holiday season, as well:
While Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family coming together to share a wonderful meal, it is also important to remember that not everyone has that opportunity. Take some time during this holiday season to reach out to those less fortunate in Colorado. You will likely improve someone else’s holiday season as you make yours more meaningful.
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