HATCH for Hunger

Protein Power

It's not just about getting hungry people food, it's about getting people the right kinds of foods. Healthy food costs more, meaning foods that help with development and set children up for success are not afforded to all.

Protein Power

The Importance of Protein

Today, there is a 500 million pound protein gap for neighbors utilizing food pantries in America. Protein is essential to sustaining a healthy and holistic diet, and food insecure families disproportionally lack reliable access to high-quality protein sources like eggs, chicken and beef.

Egg Protein

The Power of Eggs

One egg has half the protein a child needs for the day. Eggs are also an excellent source of 13 essential vitamins and minerals in just 70 calories.

Eggs contain vitamin D, a critical vitamin for bone health and immune function. Eggs also contain choline, an essential for normal functioning of all cells, but particularly important during pregnancy to support healthy brain development of the fetus.

Chicken Protein

The Power of Chicken

Chicken is a versatile and nutritious protein source that offers a plethora of health benefits. Packed with lean protein, it supports muscle growth and repair while helping to maintain a healthy weight by promoting a feeling of fullness.

Chicken is also a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins like niacin and B6, which are crucial for energy metabolism and brain function.

Beef Protein

The Power of Beef

Beef is an excellent source of complete protein, providing all the essential amino acids needed for muscle growth and repair. Beef is also a rich source of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and B-vitamins, particularly B12, which is essential for nerve function and red blood cell production.

Beef contains heme iron, which is highly absorbable and can help prevent iron-deficiency anemia. Additionally, it provides a significant amount of selenium, a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.