The Company’s Austin-based Team Assisted with Central Texas Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry To Provide Fresh Pasture-Raised Eggs to Families in Food Deserts for the Holiday Cooking Season
Austin, Texas – December 17, 2019 – Vital Farms has teamed up with Central Texas Food Bank to provide donations of pasture-raised eggs totaling more than half a million meals for families in need over the holiday season. According to the Food Bank, the contribution could not have come at a better time. Despite eggs being the foundation of several holiday dishes, egg donations are few and far between.
“The Central Texas Food Bank is very grateful to our friends at Vital Farms for this generous supply of fresh eggs, a recipe staple we would normally have to purchase,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “These eggs will be an excellent source of protein for our neighbors in need and provide thousands of central Texas families with a key ingredient for preparing holiday meals.”
On December 17, a crew of Vital Farms employees from its Austin headquarters staffed Central Texas Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry to distribute pantry items and eggs. Through the Food Bank’s Mobile Pantries and partner agencies, the Vital Farms donations will reach Texas families in food insecure areas who rely on Central Texas Food Bank services each week.
“We deeply value our community and are honored to have the chance to contribute our time and make a meaningful donation this holiday season.” said Russell Diez-Canseco, President and CEO of Vital Farms.
In its Austin, Texas, and Springfield, Missouri, offices, Vital Farms staff are also hosting canned food & donations drives with proceeds going to the Central Texas Food Bank and Ozarks Food Harvest, respectively.
About Central Texas Food Bank
The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of about 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 46,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.
About Vital Farms
Vital Farms, a Certified B Corp, offers a range of ethically produced pasture-raised food products nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas in 2007, Vital Farms has grown to become the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs and butter and the second largest U.S. egg brand by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. It also prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members and stockholders. Vital Farms’ pasture-raised products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, ghee and liquid whole eggs, are sold in approximately 13,000 stores nationwide. For more information on Vital Farms, please visit Vitalfarms.com.
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