The annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg is an American Egg Board tradition. As the 44th Commemorative Egg was unveiled to Dr. Biden, the tradition expands with a commitment to do more for those in need. This year, the organization pledges to serve.
In the past year, the nation has had to find its resilience. While the struggles have not disappeared, communities and organizations have found a way to support others. From simple tasks to grand gestures, the reality is that willingness to help others can be hope in times of crisis.
While the nation was rocked by a health crisis, the reality is that food insecurity continues to impact communities. Although not a new issue, food insecurity has a new face. Instead of an intangible community issue, the neighbor down the street has been impacted.
As food banks struggle to provided food to those in need, more people are committing to do better. With Easter celebrations being a time to celebrate renewal and rebirth, the American Egg Board looks to bring those sentiments into a pledge to do more and celebrate the First Lady’s Commemorative Egg tradition.
American Egg Board shares a message of hope and renewal.
With this year’s First Lady’s Commemorative Egg, the American Egg Board wants the design and message to resonate with everyone. While the egg presented to Dr. Biden is a visual masterpiece, a new tradition is set to blossom, a pledge to serve.
Emily Metz, president and CEO of the American Egg Board, said “For more than 40 years, the presentation of the First Lady’s Commemorative Egg by America’s egg farmers has been a cherished springtime tradition celebrating our nation’s first ladies. We are honored to continue that tradition with Dr. Biden this year by also pledging to donate more than 90 million eggs for hunger relief, sharing the Bidens’ commitment to serving those in need, at such a great time of need.”
This year’s First Lady’s Commemorative Egg, designed by master egg artist Russ Hagen, showcases the White House surrounded by cherry blossoms. The design is said to reflect the idea of hope and renewal, sentiments that seem to capture the moment.
Over the years, the First Lady’s Commemorative Egg has represented many themes. From social issues to the reflection of the honoree, these symbolic gifts are more than stunning pieces of decorative art. They stand as a reminder that certain aspects of people’s lives are universal.
While chefs subscribe to the idea that food is a universal language, the reality is that food unites people. As food insecurity continues to be a national problem, this year’s sentiment is a reminder that the problems do not vanish as one holiday transitions to another. Just like the farmer sows the seeds in the field, everyone needs to grow a commitment to help others in need.
As families gather to celebrate the holiday, consider a moment to focus on the sentiment shared by the American Egg Board. Hope and renewal are blossoming just like the cherry blossoms on the First Lady’s Commemorative Egg. But, if the nation wants to those flowers to flourish year after year, food insecurity needs to be addressed. In this scenario, the egg comes first and can be the first step towards a stronger community.
How are will you commit to serve this year? What do you think of the American Egg Board message?