Milk is one of the items most requested by Feeding America® food bank clients, however, on average, Feeding America food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of one gallon of milk per person per year. And while many people are generous with canned goods, milk is a lot harder to donate because it’s perishable.
With 8 grams of protein per serving and three of the top nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet—calcium, vitamin D and potassium—milk is a way for America’s feeding programs to get nutrients into the hands of people who need it.
Thanks to the generosity of donors across the country, the dairy community in partnership with Feeding America has helped secure more than 31 million servings of milk to children and families in need through The Great American Milk Drive since 2014, and is committed to providing 50 million servings of milk to children and families in need by 2020. This initiative is the first-ever nationwide program to deliver nutrient-rich gallons of milk to children and families who need it most. Yet, there’s still more to do.
Even a small donation can make a big impact. You can help food banks deliver fresh milk to kids and families in need right in their communities. Just enter your zip code when you donate at www.GiveAGallon.com to ensure the milk is delivered to a Feeding America member food bank near you.
Learn more about The Great American Milk Drive at www.GiveAGallon.com.
*Donations to The Great American Milk Drive will go to local food banks based on the donor’s zip code and are distributed in the form of funds designated for the purchase of fluid white milk.