Hillandale Farms donates 9,000 dozen egs to Good Shepherd

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AUBURN — Now that would make a really big omelet.

Maine’s egg farmers are donating more than 100,000 eggs to people in need of food assistance just in time for Easter. Hillandale Farms — which runs an egg farm in Turner — says it’s giving 9,000 dozen eggs to Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn.

Federal statistics say that more than 200,000 Maine residents deal with food insecurity, which means they have poor access to adequate nutritious foods. That’s about 15 percent of households. Hillandale says the donation will help with access to protein foods such as eggs.

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A section of the former DeCoster Egg Farm in Turner is seen in this Aug. 6, 2015, aerial photo. Moark LLC leased the farm from DeCoster in 2011 and, according to state records, last month quietly turned that lease over to Hillandale Farms.

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