Feeding Families – Local Farmers Continue to Support Local Communities with Milk Drives

Author: Jean Kummer | April 19, 2021

Feeding Families – Local Farmers Continue to Support Local Communities with Milk Drives

(L-R) Dairy farmers Natalie McKnight from McKnight’s Riverbreeze Farm in Chase Mills, N.Y.; Nancy Putman and daughter Kaitlyn, St. Lawrence County Dairy Ambassador from Putman Farms in Madrid, N.Y.; and, Joyce Godbout and son Joshua Godbout, who works at Woodcrest Dairy in Lisbon, N.Y., assist at the Madrid distribution event.

On Saturday, April 17, several New York dairy farmers joined ADA North East, local fire and rescue first responders and other local community organizations to provide 700 boxes of milk, dairy products and other food to local families in Madrid, N.Y., through the Farmers to Families Food Box program with USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) government-funded grants. 

Dairy farmers will be volunteering at additional milk and food drives slated for this week including ShoppingTown Mall in Dewitt, N.Y., and at Penn State University in State College, Pa. Stay tuned for photos and details in the next Checkoff Check-In. 

Dairy farmers, ADA North East and other community groups have helped distribute more than 900,000 gallons of milk via more than 200 drive-through and drop-off events throughout the region since April 2020. 

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.