As part of Fill a Glass with Hope®, the charitable milk donation program initiated by Pennsylvania dairy farmers, more than 60 coolers will be distributed to food pantries in Pennsylvania and New York.
Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks but is one of the least donated because of its perishability. Many food banks do not have the necessary equipment to store and keep milk cold.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, Pa., Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira, N.Y., Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford, N.Y., and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in Latham, N.Y., will each receive 10 coolers. The Food Bank for New York City will get 21 coolers.
Fill a Glass with Hope has distributed more than 11 million servings of milk through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and feeding programs. The program has been expanded into New York state this year.
Watch CBS21 News coverage of the milk cooler donation to Hope Ministries in Pennsylvania.
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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.