The Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, N.Y., recently reached a milestone in meal distribution for families with students who are learning remotely – more than one million meals served with 8 million ounces - or 62,500 gallons - of milk.
Dairy farmers’ commitment to feeding kids through checkoff school programs has benefited the more than 12,000 students in the district. Through ADA North East, dairy farmers helped the school nutrition staff by providing information on regulations and waivers, such as the option to provide larger sized containers of milk; offering recipe and menu solutions for easy distribution; and essential cooling equipment and carts to serve the 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 or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.