Today, Slade, Kristin and Merritt Cox from Ox Cart Dairy in Cato, N.Y., joined ADA North East, the Food Bank of Central New York and other local community organizations to provide 800 boxes of milk, dairy products and other food to local families in Oswego, N.Y., through the Farmers to Families Food Box program with USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) government-funded grants.
“As dairy farmers, helping feed communities in this way reminds us why we do what we do. Our community supports us, and we want to be there for them.” – Slade Cox
ADA North East has worked with USDA-approved vendors, local dairy processors and community organizations who received the CFAP government-funded grants to coordinate the distribution and make it possible for the community groups to provide the much-needed milk and food.
Together, we helped distribute more than 900,000 gallons of milk via more than 200 drive-through and drop-off events throughout the region since April 2020.
This Saturday, April 17, farmers will also support another milk and food drive at the Madrid-Waddington Central School in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Local fire and rescue first responders will also assist in the event.
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.