Enjoy a glass of cold milk and donate for those who can’t
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — June is National Dairy Month, a perfect time to make sure kids who are out of school are not missing out on important nutrients they get in milk.
Since 2014, The Great American Milk Drive has delivered thousands of gallons of milk through food banks like Harvesters. Through donations, families are given milk vouchers. Statistics show that one in five kids may be missing out on important nutrients during their summer vacations. Once out for the summer, their free in-school meal programs are over until school resumes.
“Milk is actually one of the most requested items at food banks but it’s one of the least available. So we know that families that rely on food banks for adequate nutrition are missing out on one of the most nutritious beverages available,” said Stephanie Cundith, Great American Milk Drive.
Since 2014, the Great American Milk Drive, partnering with Feeding America and the dairy industry, including dairy farmers and milk companies, have distributed 325,000 gallons of milk.
If you would like to donate to the milk drive, click here.
“By giving to the Great American milk drive you can make milk available to families in your community here in Kansas City,” said Cundith. “You donate for as little as five dollars you can make a gallon of milk available to a family.”