I need feedback please.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mother hen to many!, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. mother hen to many!

    mother hen to many! Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend of mine went to a food bank today to get help and they told her that the food banks were going dry. Another friend of mine and I were talking about it and we are going to try to get our friends together and see if we can donate eggs to the food banks. I would say together we have about 150 girls. I have the least. But does this sound like a bad idea? I am afraid the pantry may laugh at our effort. Please help me decide wether or not to do it. I just dont want to see the kids of my community go without. Am I being to tender hearted or am I just kidding myself? I wanna help but dont know what to do.
     
  2. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    A friend volunteers at a local food back here in Utah and says that people bring them eggs all the time.

    Another thing that she has requested is 'cloth' grocery bags. We get this type of bag at conferences and such. She was thinking that if they are used at foodbanks it will also help those people thing about recycling. They also normally like to have regular plastic grocery bags donated.

    You might only be able to help one family - depending on how many extra eggs show up - but at least that one family will now know how good fresh eggs taste.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think that is a great idea!!!! However contact churches that have food giveaways, that way the eggs will go out as soon as they are delivered.... We have several in our area that do that.... We just don't have enough eggs to donate - 1 a day isn't gonna cut it.
     
  4. mother hen to many!

    mother hen to many! Out Of The Brooder

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    I know. I am only getting 3 or 4 a day. But my friend has eggs coming out her ears!!! She said he girls havent slowed down at all. But then she has too many birds to count. Thanks. There is a church here that has a food bank. I think I will go talk to the pastor Friday. I wanna talk to the other friends first and see if the wanna help for sure. Thank you so much.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mother hen to many! :

    A friend of mine went to a food bank today to get help and they told her that the food banks were going dry. Another friend of mine and I were talking about it and we are going to try to get our friends together and see if we can donate eggs to the food banks. I would say together we have about 150 girls. I have the least. But does this sound like a bad idea? I am afraid the pantry may laugh at our effort. Please help me decide wether or not to do it. I just dont want to see the kids of my community go without. Am I being to tender hearted or am I just kidding myself? I wanna help but dont know what to do.

    We have a church right down the road from our house which is also the local food shelf, I was just thinking about donating some eggs to them just the other day but haven't checked into it yet. I think its a great idea and im curious to see what you find out. Bless your heart [​IMG]
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    its a great idea....BUT !! [​IMG]

    when i tried to give eggs to my local food bank i was told no cause health canada had not inspected my hens or eggs.... BUT!!! [​IMG] she took my name and phone number and what she did was when people come in she will ask them about eggs if they want any..if they say yes then she passes on my name and number..that way it is a transaction between 2 people not the agency....the people who have cars will come out (i am 2 minutes from town) and the people who do not have cars i will arrange a time where I am going to be in the city and we will meet and i will give them eggs....we have had many egg transactions in the walmart parking lot... lol


    edited to add that this was a food bank ran by a government funded corp.,,,local food banks run by a church or community center may have different rules (and dont forget i am in Canada...the government like to inspect EVERYTHING..a lil overboard sometimes..)
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    What a great idea. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Texas ChickenZ

    Texas ChickenZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Fantastic idea and prompts me to pursue something similar in my area.
     
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every little bit helps. We should never feel bad if we can only do a little. If we all do what we can, the world will be a better place.
     
  10. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    god bless your open heart..
    most food banks need all the help they can get and would never turn down any donations.. even if it just ONE dozen.. it will go to help somebody
     

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