During June, ADA North East joined with Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) and Feeding America to execute the Great American Milk Drive that raised $381,926 to get milk to families in need all year long, not just during a pandemic.

The Great American Milk Drive secured the funds from consumer donations at Safeway stores in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware during June. Dairy farmer Walter Rutledge of Jarrettsville, Md., participated in a Safeway video to help promote the milk drive.

Since 2014, the Great American Milk Drive has delivered more than 2 million gallons, or more than 33 million servings, of milk to children and families in need.