As part of ADA North East’s National Dairy Month retail campaign, Safeway, one of the four major retail chains that encouraged consumers to donate at checkout to Fill a Glass with Hope®, helped raise $285,000 for nearly 65,000 gallons of milk through 112 stores – which translates to more than one million servings!

Fill a Glass with Hope was established in 2015, as a partnership between dairy farmers through ADA North East, Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association and Feeding Pennsylvania to make the campaign a reality. Since then, more than 27 million servings of milk have been distributed.

“Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks, but one of the least donated because of its perishability,” said ADA North East CEO John Chrisman. “Dairy farmers recognized this need in their local communities and helped initiate the charitable campaign to help their neighbors.”

ShopRite raised $64,000 during June. Stay tuned as more results from Price Chopper and Weis Markets become available.