Elanco, The Kroger Co.’s Central Division, Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank introduced HATCH to allow consumers, food stores and farmers to work together to provide eggs to undernourished people of all ages. The first HATCH pilot project, involved 66 Central Indiana Kroger stores, which provided one egg to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Midwest Food Bank for each dozen Kroger-brand medium eggs purchased by Kroger customers. Eggs are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
A single egg is able to provide almost half the protein and all the iron a young child needs in one day. However eggs usually are in short supply at food banks. For more information about how HATCH makes it easy for people to work together to fight hunger and undernourishment, visit HATCHforHunger.com or join the conversation using #HATCHforHunger on Twitter.