Dairy farmers care about their animals, the environment, and, of course, their communities.

The American Dairy Association North East is proud to support programs and initatives that help address community hunger, physical fitness, and education throughout our region. 

Dairy Council Health Foundation

Dairy Council Health Foundation (DCHF) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization focused on child health and wellness. The mission of Dairy Council Health Foundation is to improve the lives of children, youth and communities. The Foundation's ultimate goal is to proactively assist in the reduction of obesity, and other chronic diseases, and behaviors affecting area communities for generations to come. This is accomplished through wellness programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60, and events geared toward increasing awareness of nutritious foods and daily physical activities. 

Fill A Glass With Hope 

Fill a Glass with Hope™ is a partnership formed among Feeding Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, American Dairy Association North East, the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, agriculture partners, and business leaders that provides fresh milk to Pennsylvania families in need through Feeding Pennsylvania’s network of food banks.

To date, Pennsylvania residents in need have been served over 3.3 million servings of milk since the program’s inception in 2015, with over $640,000 raised in that time.

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Great American Milk Drive 

The Great American Milk Drive helps Feeding America provide its nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs with nutrient-rich milk. The Great American Milk Drive has delivered more than 1 million gallons of milk – that’s more than 16 million servings – to food banks across the country since 2014.

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