Hunger Action Month: Why Donate Milk

Give MilkHunger Action Month kicked off yesterday with Hunger Action Day. Why do we have a whole month and day associated with hunger action? Because hunger impacts 1 in 6 Americans. The 2014 Hunger in America report revealed staggering facts about hunger in communities. The Feeding America network of food banks provide service to 46.5 million people in need including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. That is 1 in every 7 Americans who are relying on this network to feed their families. 1 in 10 of these households have an adult member in school and 41% have a member that has post high school education.

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This Study also found that 89% of households with children are food insecure and 79% of families reported turning to cheap, unhealthy foods to feed their families. The Feeding America network works hard to get healthy options to those in need. Milk is one of the most request items within this network, however because of the shelf life, and cost of milk, it is rarely donated. The entire dairy industry, from farmers to dairy food processors, have come together to get milk to those who need it most. With 9 essential nutrients and 8 grams of protein per glass, nutrient rich milk is an important part of a healthy diet . So join us as we embark on the Great American Milk Drive to help get nutritious milk to those in need, and lets work to end hunger in our communities. We are holding events locally to help spread the word and build donations. Can’t make it? Donate today:

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Local Great American Milk Drive Events

LOGAN, UT – September 17 

  • Lee’s Marketplace – 555 E 1400 N – Logan, UT
  • Sept 17th from 2-6pm
  • Take advantage of Lee’s Wednesday deals on milk and buy an extra gallon to donate
  • Goal: 440 gallons of milk (2 palates)
  • Extra Impact: Gossner Foods has generously offered to match each donation with shelf-stable milk that local food banks can use throughout the year!

RENO, NV – September 19 

  • Sak & Save – 1901 Silverada Blvd – Reno, NV
  • Sept 19th 3-7pm
  • In store donations as well as actual gallon donations
  • Food bank:  Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Processor:  Model Dairy
  • *Free ice cream and chocolate milk*

LAS VEGAS, NV – September 19

  • Exact location TBD (will update ASAP)
  • Sept 19th, 3:00 – 7:00 PM
  • In store donations as well as actual gallon donations
  • Food Bank:  Three Square
  • Processors:  Meadow Gold and Anderson Dairy

SANDY, UT – September 27

  • WalMart 9151 S Quarry Bend Drive
  • Sept 27th 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Part of Utah Food Bank’s annual food drive
  • Pick up an extra gallon to donate!

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