Spread kindness this summer. In celebration of National Egg Day on June 3, Purina Animal Nutrition is kicking off Operation Fresh Egg – a nationwide flock community act of kindness. Purina donates thousands of eggs locally from its backyard chicken coops at the Purina Farm in Missouri, and now wants backyard chicken raisers to join in the mission to spread kindness. Purina hopes chicken keepers will surprise family, friends, or neighbors with a happy note and a carton of fresh eggs--they are even supplying egg carton labels. Purina hatched up this idea because there are so many new backyard flocks (an estimated 1 million households joined the backyard chicken movement in 2020) and there are now more fresh eggs than ever before.
How to join Purina in Operation Fresh Egg:
Who can you surprise with fresh eggs? Share a carton of fresh eggs with anyone who could use a surprise act of kindness in their day, including friends, neighbors, health care workers, coaches, teachers, etc.
Many food banks and summer food programs also accept fresh food donations – just call ahead to see if they have the space. For more information about Operation Fresh Egg, visit https://www.purinamills.com/.../campaign/operation-fresh-egg