43K eggs donated to Second Harvest Food Bank

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The United Egg Producers are donating more than 10 million eggs to food banks nationwide, and tens of thousands of those went to Winston-Salem on Wednesday.

The Second Harvest Food Bank said the eggs will be shared with more than 300 agencies across the Piedmont.

"This means a great deal to us. Eggs, of course, provide the most dense protein available, but they're small and fragile and very delicate," said Tomi Melson with Second Harvest Food Bank.

This is the fifth year the egg producers have made the nationwide donations.

While 43,000 eggs sounds like a lot, Second Harvest officials said all those eggs will be gone within the next week due to the massive number of people needing food assistance.

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