Since ADA North East started facilitating milk distribution events in partnership with local dairy processors, cooperatives and community groups in April, New York families have had access to nearly 378,500 gallons of milk – 276,590 gallons was funded with grants from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and Nourish New York, and 101,688 gallons was donated by Dairy Farmers of America.
Wayne and Ontario county dairy promoters volunteered at this week’s milk drive in Fulton where 2,100 gallons of milk was distributed. The Salvation Army in Syracuse also received more than 2,000 gallons to distribute to local families.
Total year-to-date across the ADA North East region, nearly 678,000 gallons of milk have been distributed between CFAP, Nourish New York and the Dairy Farmers of America milk drives.
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.