May 15, 2021

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Michigan poultry ranch donated 1.6 million eggs in ‘extremely challenging’ 2020

SARANAC, MI – Michigan’s largest egg producer has been doing its part to help families in need throughout 2020.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch in Ionia County announced Wednesday that it donated more than 1.6 million eggs in 2020, a year which brought numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That number surpasses amounts donated by Herbruck’s in past years, according to a news release.

“COVID-19 has affected so many of our local families, and we want to do what we can to support our neighbors,” said Herbruck’s President Greg Herbruck. “By donating eggs to food banks, we have been able to help ensure families are still getting nutritious food during an extremely challenging time.”

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Typically, Herbruck’s donates about 1 million eggs per year. Herbruck’s donated hundreds of thousands of eggs to local and regional charities like the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Feeding America West Michigan, and those in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where Herbruck’s will open a sustainable cage-free egg-laying facility.

Herbruck’s has also given employees more than 146,000 eggs this year, according to a news release.

“We at Flat River Outreach Ministries are incredibly thankful to Herbruck’s for its donations of high-quality, healthy eggs throughout this year,” said Kelly Glas, healthy food program coordinator at Lowell-based Flat River.

“Before our partnership, it was difficult for us to regularly provide eggs as an option for our clients. Now we never miss a day for our clients to choose Herbruck’s eggs as one of the ways to provide for their families. As many have struggled to afford nutritious food this year, we’re grateful for a business that serves the needs of its community.”

Aside from eggs, Herbruck’s has amped up its charitable giving this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donating funds, providing sponsorships, and giving supplies like masks, hand sanitizer and wipes to local organizations and causes.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is a fourth-generation family farm based in Saranac. Herbruck’s also has locations in Indiana.