Throughout July, ADA North East coordinated with local dairy processors, cooperatives and community groups to distribute more than 247,500 gallons of milk to families in need throughout our six-state region, funded with grants from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Total year-to-date, nearly 650,000 gallons of milk have been distributed between CFAP, Nourish New York and the Dairy Farmers of America milk drives, which began in April.
This week, more than 47,200 gallons will be distributed across New York with four drive-through events set:
- July 28 in Oswego, N.Y.
- July 29 in Gilbertsville, N.Y.
- July 29 in Colton, N.Y.
- July 30 in Herkimer, N.Y.
Milk was purchased for these events with funding from CFAP from Dairy Farmers of America, H.P. Hood, and Upstate Niagara Cooperative. Four additional drop-off locations will support local food banks and other organizations.
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 or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.