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

The program began with a pilot at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and was launched statewide at the 100th PA Farm Show on January 8th, 2016. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the program began with $150,000—enough to provide 1 million glasses of milk, or half of the 2016 goal of two million glasses to families in need.

At the 2017 Farm Show, we proudly announced the grand total for the year, 2.3 million servings! This adds up to over 3.3 million servings of milk since the program’s inception in 2015, with over $640,000 raised in that time.

How Fill A Glass With Hope Works

Throughout 2016 Feeding Pennsylvania member food banks became licensed as charitable milk sub-dealers by the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing board, allowing them to purchase milk from dairies at a reduced price. That reduced price is further subsidized by donations and sponsorships and passed on to local agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries.

How to Help Fill A Glass With Hope 

On average, $1 provides eight servings*, or one half-gallon, of nutrient-rich fresh milk.

To contribute, visit: FeedingPA.org/milk