ADA North East is partnering with Shoppers Food stores to get milk to families in need in Maryland and Washington, D.C., through the Fill a Glass with Hope® Mother’s Day campaign. Consumers can donate at checkout from now through May 17.

Customers can make $1, $3 or $5 donations when checking out, and all funds raised will be used to purchase milk for the Capital Area and Maryland food banks. Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks, but one of the least donated due to its perishability.

Fill a Glass with Hope was initiated in 2015 by Pennsylvania dairy farmers, ADA North East, Pennsylvania Dairyman’s Association and Feeding Pennsylvania. The program has since distributed more than 34 million servings of fresh milk through a network of pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and feeding programs.

“Dairy farmers pride themselves on feeding families, so they care immensely about getting fresh milk and other dairy products to those in need,” said ADA North East CEO John Chrisman. “We thank Shoppers Food stores and their customers for allowing us to help local moms nourish their families this Mother’s Day.”