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Updated Apr 17, 2014 - 9:46 am

Phoenix food bank egg-static over donation

Cartons of eggs are put in place at St. Mary's Food Bank. (KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)

PHOENIX -- Thanks to a generous donation, a Valley food bank won't have to hunt for Easter eggs.

Hickman's Family Farms rolled up to St. Mary's Food Bank on Thursday morning to drop off 100,000 eggs. The food bank had been expecting 82,000.

"This is a collaboration with Feeding America and the American Egg Board and Dunkin' Donuts," farm spokeswoman KIm Kerr said.

Egg farms across the country participate. "Only eight food banks across the nation received this donation and St. Mary's is one of them," Kerr said.

Even the chicken know when it's time to turn it on: Hickman's hens usually deliver 5 million eggs each day but production reaches about 100 million eggs leading up to Easter.

During the first week of March, Alex Apodaca with Dunkin' Donuts said the company donated one egg every time it sold a breakfast sandwich in Arizona during early March.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

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