Local Dairy Farmers Help Families in Need Get Milk in Syracuse and Watertown, N.Y.

Author: Administrator | June 19, 2020

Local Dairy Farmers Help Families in Need Get Milk in Syracuse and Watertown, N.Y.

Dairy farmers Lisa Porter of Porterdale Farms, Adams Center, N.Y., and ADA North East board member Peggy Murray and husband Lynn of Murcrest Farms, Copenhagen, N.Y., along with the Jefferson County Dairy Promotion team, participated in a milk distribution drive on Thursday in Watertown, N.Y.

More than 4,000 gallons of milk made available for families in need through Nourish New York and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The milk was purchased from Upstate Niagara Cooperative.  

An estimated 2,000 cars passed through the distribution location at the Salmon Run Mall, to receive produce, meat and additional dairy products. Lisa Porter was interviewed by WWNY at the event. 

Dairy farmer Joel Riehlman of Venture Farms, Fabius, N.Y., was interviewed by WSYR at the milk distribution where 8,000 gallons of milk was distributed on Wednesday in Syracuse. 

ADA North East plans to help facilitate the distribution of more than 200,000 gallons of milk in June. Next week, we will be assisting at additional New York locations and several Pennsylvania locations, including Northwest Philadelphia. 

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Dairy farmers (left to right) Peggy and Lynn Murray, and Lisa Porter participated in the milk drive in Watertown, N.Y., on Thursday. 

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.