Bob and Betty Bainbridge's charitable work is just one more reason that I am so proud of our local farmers. They are a blessing to the North Bay community.
Eggzactly what the Santa Fund needs
Bob and Betty Bainbridge's hens are producing more than just eggs.
Over the last 11 years, the three dozen birds have helped raise more than $15,000 for the North Bay Santa Fund.
The Bainbridges, who live off Four Mile Lake Road, sell the eggs all year long and give the proceeds to the charity, which provides hampers of food and gifts to hundreds of families every Christmas.
You've got to have a hobby and this one has a good end result," Bob Bainbridge said this week. It's a win-win situation. We enjoy giving back and we're going to keep doing it."
He said it can be difficult to keep up with the demand for the eggs, but those old girls do pretty good. They lay about 1,500 eggs per year."
Bainbridge said he could give the money to any charity, but the Santa Fund is close to his heart.
We just decided one year that the Santa Fund needed it the most," he said, recalling the 1950s when he delivered hampers.
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