Vital Farms, a brand of ethically produced food, is helping address food insecurity by teaming up with food banks across the country to provide more than 19 million eggs to families in need. Local partners include Central Texas Food Bank, Southwest Missouri's Ozarks Food Harvest, South Atlantic grocery retailer Harris Teeter, and Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Pasture-raised egg donations from Vital Farms provide a protein-packed food staple to families, seniors, and veterans during a time of year when egg donations are in demand.
"Vital Farms is honored to work with food banks to help make holiday meals possible for thousands of families," says Russell Diez-Canseco, president and chief executive officer of Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas.
"Giving back is one way for us to be involved with and strengthen the communities we're a part of," adds Shep Kowalski, Vital Farms brand manager.
In addition to donating more than 19 million eggs over the last year, Vital Farms' crew members are committed to volunteering their time. Recently, Vital Farms crew members distributed food for holiday meals, including eggs, at a distribution location for the Central Texas Food Bank in the company's hometown of Austin.
Vital Farms, a Certified B Corp, offers a range of ethically produced, pasture-raised food products nationwide. Vital Farms' pasture-raised products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, ghee and liquid whole eggs, are sold in 13,000 stores nationwide.