Irvine’s Zimbabwe has joined the world in commemorating World Egg.
The country’s largest poultry producer marked the occasion with a colorful ceremony at Derbyshire Primary school where Irvine’s donated 6 000 eggs to the school.
Speaking at the ceremony,Irvine’s Commercial Director Anele Zungu said that it was pivotal for the company to give back to the community.
“As the adage goes, charity begins at home. To mark the 25th anniversary of World Egg Day, we are giving away more than 6000 eggs to children and staff members at Derbyshire Primary school. Eggs are an essential nutrient provider for children,” said the Irvine’s Commercial Director.
The World Egg Day is celebrated every second Friday in October and was set aside to raise awareness on the nutritional values of eggs.
The 2021 edition marked the 25th annjversary since the day was established in Vienna in 1996 and this year’s edition ran under the “EAT YOUR EGG TODAY AND EVERY DAY.”
Irvine’s Zimbabwe is the largest poultry producer in the country with branches across sub-Saharan Africa and each year the company commemorates the day by giving back to the community.
In 2020,celebrated the day with a donation of 3000 eggs and 100kgs of frozen chicken to Kudakwashe Children’s home located to the South West of Chitungwiza, in the middle of Southlea Park in Harare.
Irvine’s is the leading poultry and poultry products producer, distributor and marketer in Zimbabwe and Sub Saharan Africa.
The company has grown from 13 employees in 1957 to now having a presence in 22 countries across Africa, stretching from neighboring South Africa to Ethiopia
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