Milk distributions continue across the region to provide families with safe, wholesome milk, thanks to ADA North East’s collaboration with local dairy processors, cooperatives and community groups.
Dairy farmers Dean and Bonnie Kind of Slippery Rock, Pa., volunteered at the event in Greensburg where they helped distribute 1,500 gallons from Schneider’s Dairy. The Kinds sell their milk to Schneiders.
“In this turbulent time, it has been very uplifting and empowering to see people in the community coming together to serve those who need it, and we’re happy to be a part of this event,â€_x009d_ said Kind.
Dean was also interviewed by local Pittsburgh media while at the event.
More than 18,000 gallons of milk were distributed in Pennsylvania this week with other drive-through events in Connellsville, Hastings and Masontown, and with deliveries in Duncansville and New Hope. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau also delivered milk to several locations.
In New York, drive-through events were held this week in Fabius and Corinth, and additional deliveries were made in Syracuse, Long Island City and Brooklyn, totaling more than 29,000 gallons.
Milk was purchased from Clover Farms, Dairy Farmers of America, Harrisburg Dairies, Schneider’s Dairy, Upstate Niagara Cooperative and H.P. Hood, with funds provided by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).