Aug 15, 2008    #082
Contact: Laura Pate Byerley
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Media Advisory University of Missouri-Kansas City Celebrates Cage-Free Egg Program

University of Missouri-Kansas City Dining Services plans to celebrate its transition to using only eggs from cage-free hens. Representatives from The Humane Society of the United States will host an informational table with Sodexo/UMKC Dining Services, members of the UMKC Student Board of Governors and UMKC staff.

Dining Services expects to treat 700 students, faculty and staff to an omelet station, grilled egg sandwiches, scrambled eggs and prize giveaways, said Jesse Pisors, general manager of Sodexo/UMKC Dining Services.

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19

WHERE: Union Cafeteria in the University Center (5100 Rockhill Road)

WHY: Because of a commitment to social responsibility, UMKC enacted a cage-free egg policy for campus dining facilities on June 23. Mary Morgan, manager of business and fiscal operations at The Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration spearheaded the cage-free effort with Pisors.

“It is a significant step of social responsibility that Sodexo and UMKC are taking by committing to use only eggs from cage-free hens,” Pisors said. “Furthermore, we are doing this not only because of our shared commitment to responsible business practices, but because students, via the Student Government Association, have expressed a desire for us to take this step.”

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.

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