Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland received a $10,000 Hometown Grant from the Baltimore Ravens in partnership with local dairy farmers through ADA North East’s school wellness program, Fuel Up to Play 60.
The school district’s food service department is using the funds to purchase a delivery van to help distribute meals that include milk to students throughout the county as they alternate between virtual and hybrid instruction. During the summer, the van will serve as a remote food service site to increase students’ access to summer meals.
ADA North East works with the seven National Football League teams in the region to identify schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 that are deserving of the teams’ Hometown Grants.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a partnership between local dairy farmers and the National Football League that encourages students to eat nutritious meals, including dairy, and exercise for 60 minutes a day.
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.