Food banks are experiencing a significant and immediate increase in need for nutritious foods to help make sure millions of people have access to the food they need.
During National Dairy Month this June, the dairy community – along with Feeding America – will be rallying consumers across the country to get nutritious food to families facing hunger.
From farmers, to bottlers, to shelf stockers, America’s dairy community is working tirelessly to make sure that there’s milk on everyone’s table, but as the need for food increases during this unprecedented time, the need for help does as well.
Milk is one of the items most requested by the people served by Feeding America food banks, 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. Together, Feeding America and America’s dairy community, have delivered more than 33 million servings of fresh milk to children and families who need it most. Yet, there’s still more to do.
With eight 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.
Even a small donation can make a big impact. A $5 donation can help deliver fresh milk to a Feeding America® food bank that serves your community. In honor of National Dairy Month in June, America’s milk companies will match every dollar up to $100,000 donated to Feeding America® at MilkLife.com/give to help ensure that even more families receive the nutrition they deserve*.
Learn more at www.MilkLife.com/give.
*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.