Today, $162,500 was donated to the 2020 Fill a Glass with Hope® campaign that gets milk to local food banks. Chester County dairy farmer Duane Hershey from Cochranville joined Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, former NFL player Jason Brown and other guests to launch this year’s campaign.
Already, local businesses and organizations have kick-started the year with a 16 percent increase in donations above last year. In total, more than $1 million has been raised in Pennsylvania to-date, and since launching in New York in 2019, nearly $35,000 has been raised.
“It’s meaningful to donate to Fill a Glass with Hope that puts the products that our family farms produce every day – to put milk into food banks across the state.” – Duane Hershey
Fill a Glass with Hope® Launches 2020 Campaign at Farm Show was initiated by dairy farmers in 2015 and has provided more than 14 million servings of milk to families in need through Feeding Pennsylvania’s eight member foodbanks.
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 www.AmericanDairy.com.