"Tony Fassio's chickens surely didn't know laying eggs would make them philanthropists. But so it was this morning as 65,000 eggs from his farm and others were delivered to the Utah Food Bank to help feed the state's poor."
"A coalition of Utah egg farmers joined together to give 65,000 eggs to the Utah Food Bank Thursday.
The effort is part of a pre-Easter push to get 12 million eggs to the needy nationwide. Between now and Easter, March 23, the Utah Food Bank will receive 235,000 more eggs."
"Most people think of eggs only during Easter when they're hard- boiled and sitting in a basket of plastic grass.
But eggs are a crucial component of holiday baking. They bind ingredients together in quiches and pies. They thicken sauces and give structure to cookies and cake batter. A beaten egg brushed on pastries gives a gloss that protects against sogginess. Whipped egg whites give meringue and souffles their fluffy height."