As a neighborhood grocery store, it’s important to us to provide a range of products that are accessible to ALL of our neighbors, including customers on a strict budget, a fixed income, or using SNAP benefits. Providing a low-cost option is important to us and we’re continually looking for a low-cost option that is also cage-free. Additionally, we support the Women’s Infant and Children program (WIC), which “provides funding for supplemental foods for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk”. Unfortunately, WIC currently does not include cage-free eggs in their guidelines, so we wanted to stock an alternate egg option that would be available to WIC shoppers. We’ve been advocating for a change to this guideline for years and are continuing to do so.
We are committed to choosing cage-free eggs for the dishes we cook and serve, and use 100% cage-free eggs in all of the dishes prepared in our Central Kitchen and Bakery. Additionally, our private label Partner Brand eggs are all cage-free.