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Wilcox Family Farms Egg Donation Helps Families Struggling with Food Insecurity

Posted On: April 1st, 2012

Wilcox Farms donated 54,000 eggs to the Yelm Community Services this week to help families struggling with food insecurity.

The donation was part of a national effort organized around the Easter holiday by the United Egg Producers.

“Wilcox Farms is a 102 year old family farm, and we are proud to be partnering with the Yelm Community Services to provide eggs to families in need, especially during the Easter holiday season,” Brent Wilcox said in a news release.

“We provide donated Wilcox eggs to the Yelm Senior Center, the Rainier Senior Center, and the Nisqually Elders Center, who have been our partners for many years,” said Cindy Marchand-Cecil of Yelm Community Services. “Our hats are off to everyone at Wilcox Farms, who has regularly contributed to Yelm Community Services since 1989. They are, by far, the single largest source of food to this agency’s food bank over time.”

http://yelm.komonews.com/news/community-spirit/734053-wilcox-farms-donates-54000-eggs-yelm-community-services

Interview with Linda Thomas of KIRO News Radio

Posted On: December 7th, 2011

Linda Thomas Interview: Family Businesses 2011

Brent and Chris Wilcox shared the Wilcox Family Farms story with Linda Thomas of KIRO news radio on a recent segment about local family businesses.  Follow the link above to hear Brent and Chris share their family’s story and hear more about what makes Wilcox Family Farms unique.

Wilcox donates 21,000 dozen eggs to area food banks

Posted On: April 18th, 2011

From The Suburban Times

LAKEWOOD, WA — As the economy makes a sluggish recovery, families in Washington continue to find themselves struggling with food insecurity.  Washington’s own Wilcox Family Farms are donating on average 21,000 dozen eggs to area food banks, including a delivery of 6  pallets to the Emergency Food Network in Lakewood, WA on Tuesday, April 19 at 9 a.m., to help these families in need- just in time for the Easter holiday.

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Agriculture: Wilcox Farms, Stemilt Growers

Posted On: September 23rd, 2010

From Seattle Business

What came first, the organically raised chicken or the organic egg? At Wilcox, it’s all part of the same cradle-to-cradle environmentally focused cycle. It begins (or ends, depending on how you look at it) with the water. Waste products from the chickens gets turned into organic fertilizer: Wilcox uses the wastewater from egg cleaning and runoff to water crops. The organically grown crops are then fed to the flock of chickens, and the chickens lay the eggs.

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Seattle Business Wilcox Award 2010 (PDF)

Local egg producers trying to calm concerns

Posted On: August 20th, 2010

From King5 News

Washington egg farmers are trying to calm concerns from their customers after that massive egg recall. They want customers to know their eggs are fine and how to know what you’re buying is safe.

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A Resolution of the Pierce County Council and Executive Commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of Wilcox Family Farms

Posted On: August 4th, 2010

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AWB Community Service Award

Posted On: May 11th, 2010

The Association of Washington Business today recognized 21 Washington employers who have made volunteerism and community service a priority for their businesses and their employees.

AWB Community Service Award

Wilcox donates 72,000 eggs to Emergency Food Network

Posted On: April 1st, 2010

From The News Tribune

The Easter Bunny will have to work overtime to top this one.

Roy-based Wilcox Farms donated more than 72,000 eggs to the Emergency Food Network in Lakewood today. It’s part of United Egg Producers and Feeding America’s efforts nationwide to fight hunger.

“Helping neighboring families in need is of the utmost importance to our industry,” said Wendi Shaw, of Wilcox Farms, in a prepared statement. “We’re proud to offer our help and support when our community needs it now more than ever.”

The Emergency Food Network supplied more than 65 food banks and hot meal sites, and provides nearly 9 million meals annually to 840,000 people.

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From Eggs to “I Do”

Posted On: March 1st, 2010

From Seattle Business

When Judson Wilcox traded his Seattle home for a farm in rural Roy, Wash., in 1909, he couldn’t have imagined the site would one day be used to host weddings and events. Neither could he have conceived of the concept of-or value in-organic farming practices, in this case the consumer’s cravings for organic eggs.

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Project Porchlight Gets Cracking at Wilcox Farms Harvest Fest in Roy, WA

Posted On: October 5th, 2009

From Project Porchlight

This year, Wilcox Family Farms is celebrating 100 years of delivering fresh, local eggs to distributors across Washington state. What does that mean for Project Porchlight? That the Wilcox Family Farms Harvest Fest 2009 was an event not to be missed!

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