ADA North East helped kick off the Summer Meals program in New York City that helps get nutritious foods, including dairy, to kids during summer break. We partner with local food distribution organizations, as well as with the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. More than seven million kids in New York City will receive summer meals this year, translating into more milk sold when school is not in session.
As part of our sponsorship with the New York Yankees, we hosted former Yankees catcher and current baseball broadcaster John Flaherty to support Summer Meals.
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.