Farmers Supporting Families - One Gallon at a Time

School closures and rising unemployment have drastically increased consumers’ need for food assistance. American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), in partnership with local dairy farmers and milk processors, is working to ease the burden for families while providing essential nutrition by expediting milk deliveries.

Through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (C.F.A.P.), government-funded grants have been made available to food banks, schools, not-for-profit groups and community organizations to help provide much needed food to those in need.

ADANE works with milk processors to facilitate the distribution of milk and dairy products through C.F.A.P and also serves as a resource for organizations interested in organizing a milk distribution for their clients and the community.

Please review the guidelines below and fill out the contact form. Even if you’re unsure of the eligibility requirements, please fill out a contact form and a staff member will contact you to discuss further.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Your location must be in one of the following: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia.
  • A loading dock is required unless prior arrangements are made.
  • A fork lift and/or a pallet jack is required onsite to unload milk. Each pallet weighs 2,000 pounds.
  • Each trailer contains 4,320 gallons of milk or 9,720 half gallons. There are 20 pallets to a trailer, 54 cases to a pallet, with 4 gallons or 9 half gallons to a case.
  • If you schedule a trailer, you must distribute all the milk − none will be taken back.
  • Milk code dates are the same as at retail − about 14 days or more.
  • The truck comes with 1,080 crates to hold the milk. Crates must be returned on the same day or on a subsequent delivery.
  • There must be refrigerated storage onsite to accommodate all the milk that’s delivered.
  • ADANE can help to plan a milk distribution event including logistics, signage and promotion.
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