Local Dairy Distributions Get 40,000 Gallons of Milk to New York Families in Need

Author: Administrator | June 10, 2020

Local Dairy Distributions Get 40,000 Gallons of Milk to New York Families in Need

Herkimer County Dairy Promotion Committee volunteers at the milk drive include: Tina Douglas, Victoria Treadwell, Stephanie Treadwell, Connie Louise Frasier, Connie Frasier, Jessica Hula and Natalie Fredricks.

In the past three weeks, ADA North East has helped get more than 40,000 gallons of milk to families in New York with milk made available through Nourish New York and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Dairy Farmers of America and Upstate Niagara Cooperative have provided the milk.

Today, we are joining forces with the Food Bank of Central New York and the office of Assemblyman Will Barclay and the Oswego County Legislature to distribute more than 8,000 gallons of milk at two drive-throughs in Oswego County.

Yesterday, we partnered with the office of Legislator Robert Schrader and the Herkimer County Legislature to organize a drive of 6,000 gallons of milk, and tomorrow we are partnering with Oneida County, N.Y., to distribute another 8,000 gallons.

Since the pandemic began in March, ADA North East has helped to deliver more than 250,000 gallons of milk from local dairy farmers and dairy processers to those in need across a six-state region that includes New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

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.