American Dairy Association North East helped coordinate logistics, communications and distribution of two trailer loads with 7,776 gallons of milk donated by Dairy Farmers of America in Syracuse, N.Y. The need for food assistance is drastically increasing and the dairy industry is ramping up efforts to help get milk to families in need.

A drive-thru distribution location at the Destiny USA Mall provided 4,700 gallons of milk with two gallons given per car. Nearly 2,200 cars passed through the line.

The Syracuse City School District received 1,998 gallons for its students’ families, and Onondaga County residences for seniors received 1,078 gallons of milk from the delivery.