HATCH Celebrates Delivery of 10 Million Dozen Eggs to Food Banks Nationwide

Nonprofit creates nutrition security through connecting farm-fresh protein to food banks

HATCH Celebrates Delivery of 10 Million Dozen Eggs to Food Banks Nationwide
Nov 29, 2023

HATCH, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger through connecting protein from farm to food bank, proudly announces a significant milestone in their mission: 10 million dozen eggs delivered to food banks across 33 states in 2023

“1 in 7 Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Danny Leckie, Executive Director of HATCH. “On top of that, there’s a 500 million pound protein gap at food banks across our country, meaning millions of Americans don’t have access to reliable protein sources. So not only are people not getting fed, but when they do receive food, it’s often not the right kind of food.” 

Founded in 2015, HATCH began as a small nonprofit based in Indianapolis. With just two employees and a truck, HATCH would pick up eggs from local farms and deliver them to food banks and pantries across the Indianapolis area. Now, HATCH delivers to over 80 food banks across 30 states, delivering an average of 5.4 million meals per month in eggs and chicken. 

For HATCH, creating avenues for nutritious proteins to get from farms onto the shelves of food banks is the key to ensuring everyone has access to foods that fuel them. This delivery milestone marks a doubling of total eggs distributed in 2022 and demonstrates HATCH’s continued growth as a partner in finding and distributing fresh protein to food banks and pantries nationwide. 

“Delivering 10 million dozen eggs to food banks nationwide is a testament to the collective effort of our team, partners, and supporters in addressing the nutritional needs of those facing hunger,” said Leckie. “We have big goals over the next 5 years and will work tirelessly to change the eating habits of children by the age 9 which in turn, will change health and educational outcomes in our most vulnerable communities.”