Dairy farmer Joel Riehlman of Venture Farms, Fabius, N.Y., and his Onondaga County 4-H Club participated in a milk distribution drive today in Syracuse. More than 8,000 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 Dairy Farmers of America.
An estimated 3,200 cars were expected to pass through the distribution location at the Destiny USA Mall that also included meat, produce and additional dairy foods.
“As a dairy farmer, my passion is feeding families,” said Riehlman. “I’m proud to help play a role in ensuring families throughout our community are able to have wholesome, nourishing milk for their kitchen tables.”
Dairy farmer Lisa Porter of Porterdale Farms, Adams Center, N.Y., and members of the Jefferson County Dairy Promotion team will help distribute 4,000 gallons of milk purchased from Upstate Niagara Cooperative in Watertown, N.Y., on Thursday.
ADA North East plans to help facilitate the distribution of more than 200,000 gallons of milk during June.
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.