ADA North East has helped facilitate the distribution of nearly 20,000 boxes of dairy foods, including a gallon of milk to Pennsylvania families since the end of January, through the Farmers to Families Food Box program through the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) government-funded grants.
Last week, we also helped distribute 1,276 boxes through the Salvation Army in Syracuse, N.Y., in addition to 600 boxes through the Central New York Food Bank where the Oneida County Sherriff’s department helped deliver the food to area seniors and housing complexes.
Five additional CFAP distributions are planned in Pennsylvania and New York this week. ADA North East will continue to support the distributions as the government funding becomes available in our region.
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.