Like many of you, I listened carefully as President Obama laid out his goals for 2015 during last night’s State of the Union address. It is an ambitious agenda, but I felt it lacked a key goal: passing a strong child nutrition bill that invests in our nation’s future.
It’s a fact that animal protein products and other grocery items high in protein are donated less frequently than other items like snacks and cereal. It's important people receive enough protein to live a healthy life.
During the holidays and all of 2014, many of you joined forces with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks. We accomplished so much together by not only getting food to people across the country but by taking a lead in making changes to help solve hunger in America.
Winter is cold for most of us in America - but for Americans facing hunger it's even colder. With limited resources, many people are forced to make the difficult decision between paying for heat and buying food.
Currently the dairy industry is matching dollar for dollar, gallon for gallon, every donation that is made to The Great American Milk Drive. So think about giving the gift of milk this holiday season. Feeding America network food banks have a shortage of this nutritious staple.