On January 24, 2017, Berkot's released the following statement regarding our Cage Free Egg Policy:
Berkot's Super Foods is a family owned and operated, community based grocery store working within the supply chain of Central Grocer. We have stores in 15 communities in Illinois and work hard to meet the needs and values of our customers. We also take pride in offering our customers a wide range of top quality products. Our goal is to adapt to our customer's needs and wants, offering the best choices whenever possible.
Recently, we have been contacted regarding our policy on cage-free eggs. The source of this inquiry is a national movement to encourage grocers to exclusively carry cage-free eggs. Berkot's Super Foods relies on Central Grocer which offers a wide variety of egg options including cage-free products. Based on demand and the egg industries adjustments, we expect egg options to increase over time. As these options increase and the supply of cage free product grows to meet the demand, we expect to move toward offering cage free eggs exclusively. In the meantime, we are continuing to remain committed to our customer's needs- affordability, variety, and quality.
Berkot's will continue to evaluate the egg industry and our customer's needs. We will continue to follow the lead of Central Grocers and work with our vendors and suppliers in their program to develop a sustainable and affordable cage-free egg supply. Berkot's believes in providing a high quality, humane and affordable option to meet our customers' growing demand. Animal welfare is evolving with customer expectations and Berkot's intends to meet those expectations. We are committed to developing a cage free egg solution. Information from Central Grocer, our research and current trends indicate results on or before the end of 2026.
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Berkot's is proud to be involved in our communities, finding ways to help those in need and supporting causes that do incredible things to improve and save lives. Last month, Berkot's made the commitment to aid the victims of the tornadoes in the Coal City area. We collected donations at our registers and matched those donations up to the $10,000 mark. When the drive was complete, we had collected over $33,000 from our generous customers and with our $10,000 donation we were able to donate over $43,000 to the Grundy County Disaster Relief Fund.
We now shift our focus over to a national charity that we support and believe in- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. Currently, all Berkot's locations have JDRF "sneakers" available at all registers for a donation to aid in the funding of this cause. We hope to have another successful campaign collaborating with JDRF to aid in the search for a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
Thank you to all who have donated via our charitable drives and to all those that will! We are proud of our customers and their willingness to help others in need.
If you'd like to read more about JDRF follow this link to their website- http://jdrf.org/ If you'd like to donate, visit any of our stores and mention JDRF to an employee!
If you'd like more information on The Grundy County Disaster Relief Fund- follow this link to their website- http://www.cfgrundycounty.com/