Food Network receives special Easter donation - - Jackson, MS

Food Network receives special Easter donation

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  The Mississippi Food Network received a special donation Tuesday morning, just in time for Easter.

Cal-Maine Foods delivered nearly 145,000 eggs to the food bank in Jackson.

It's the third year the company has teamed up with United Egg Producers and Feeding America to make the big donation. It's all part of a nationwide effort to help curb hunger, especially in a tough economy. 

"This can make a huge difference. They'll be able to have eggs for their children for Easter to hide and they'll be able to eat them. It's such a good source of protein for them," said Marilyn Blackledge, director of development for the Mississippi Food Network.

The eggs will be distributed to needy families through the Food Network's member agencies.

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