Great American Milk Drive Sales Get Milk to Local Families

Author: Administrator | July 26, 2019

Great American Milk Drive Sales Get Milk to Local Families

The national retail campaign – The Great American Milk Drive – garnered more than $320,000 in checkout line donations here in the ADA North East region to support the purchase of milk for food banks.

Safeway – donations totaled $192,915 and 48,349 gallons of milk
Shoppers Food and Pharmacy – donations totaled $46,024 and 11,535 gallons of milk
ShopRite – donations totaled $81,908 and 20,528 gallons of milk

ADA North East partners with these local retailers, along with National Dairy Council, Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) and Feeding America to support The Great American Milk Drive, to help get milk into the hands of families who need and want it.

Even though fresh milk is one of the most requested food items, food banks are challenged to meet the demand because of milk’s perishability. Themed “Feed a Childhood,” the 2019 campaign helps ensure kids in need receive the benefits of milk’s essential nutrients by providing access to it.

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.