ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- When next you head into your local Dierbergs be on the lookout for Easter eggs as the grocery store hopes to help a local, family-owned company devastated by the COVID-19 shut down.

Dierbergs posted about American Carnival Mart on Facebook. They say this company depends on Easter eggs sales for a large percentage of their annual revenue. American Carnival Mart was hit hard as nearly everyone canceled their egg hunts during the pandemic.

American Carnival Mart partners with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. which is a local, sheltered workshop that employs over 90 people with special needs who fill the eggs with wrapped candy, according to Dierbergs’ social media post.

Dierbergs eggs

American Carnival Mart was hit hard as nearly everyone canceled their egg hunts during the pandemic.

Dierbergs is hoping to sell 3.5 million candy-filled eggs over the next three weeks.

"We would appreciate the community’s help toward keeping these individuals employed and a local business in operation,” said Dierbergs Markets Chairman Bob Dierberg.

The grocery store is hoping you will use your imagination to incorporate the eggs into hunts for maybe Father’s Day, Independence Day or any other special event you have coming up.

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