More than 3,000 cars passed through the drive-through donation in Rome, N.Y., Thursday, to receive 8,000 gallons of milk provided through Nourish New York and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). ADA North East has worked with milk processors and community partners to facilitate the distribution of more than 40,000 gallons of milk to families in New York and Pennsylvania in the past three weeks through donation events.
More than a dozen additional donation drives are being coordinated through the end of June in New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, totaling nearly 190,000 gallons of milk.
Since the pandemic began in March, ADA North East has helped to facilitate delivery of more than 250,000 gallons of milk from local dairy farmers and dairy processers to those in need across a six-state region that includes New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.
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.