Don’t Forget the Milk (and Cookies) This Holiday Season!

Holiday Give Together - The Great American Milk Drive
December 7, 2015
by Victor Zaborsky

‘Tis the season for celebrated traditions, like eating milk and cookies or drinking a cozy cup of hot cocoa with family and friends.

As you gather with loved ones this season, don't just get together – give together. Feeding America member food banks have a limited supply of milk throughout the year and that’s also true during the holiday season. In fact, families served by food banks receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year, on average.

With this limited supply, it leaves the people Feeding America serves without the opportunity to celebrate holiday traditions that most Americans take for granted.

More than 46 million Americans – including 12 million children – rely on Feeding America member food banks, and far too often, milk isn’t available. The good news is that you can help make the holiday season brighter for families facing hunger with the gift of milk by donating to The Great American Milk Drive Holiday Give Together.

The Great American Milk Drive is the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to families who need it most. To date, more than 8.5 million servings of nutrient-rich milk have been delivered to people Feeding America serves because of generous donors like you.

To learn more about The Great American Milk Drive or to donate milk to a family in need this holiday season, visit the Holiday Give Together. Together, we can get more milk to the families who need it most.

 *Victor Zaborsky is the Vice President of Marketing at MilkPEP (Milk Processor Education Program). He leads The Great American Milk Drive and is passionate about helping to get more nutritious milk to people in need.

Tags: Fighting Hunger in Action , Holiday
 

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