Dairy Farmers Give Back

Dairy Farmers are in the business of cultivating the land, caring for animals and producing high quality nutritious food. At a time when many people are experiencing food insecurity, dairy farmers are committed to doing their part to help feed hungry Americans. Last June, in honor of June Dairy Month, members and employees of the Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Mountain Area chapter spent time volunteering at food banks across the Mountain West, donating nearly 700 hours of volunteer time, over 7,700 lbs of food, and $5,000 in cash and grocery gift cards. The wide-spread support of this cause made possible more than 100,000 meals, which doubled the original goal.

Left: Paige Carrington from the DFA Mountain Area office labels boxes at the Utah Food Bank. Center: Maria Nye answers questions from a television reporter Right: Volunteers help sort food

As food drives gear up in your area this holiday season, consider donating some nutrient rich, shelf-stable dairy products to your food drive or local food bank. Non-fat dry milk powder is shelf stable and nutrient-rich containing quality protein, carbohydrate and essential vitamins and minerals. Also consider shelf-stable single-serve milk cartons – a great fluid milk option for a nutrient-rich snack and beverage. For shelf-stable milk, Gossner Foods is a great local resource.

At just 25 cents per glass, milk remains an economical, highly nutritious option for all Americans.

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    Enjoy reading about how you are giving back. CIH is committed to helping farmers by educating them in the area of margin management. Upcoming education seminar in Visalia CA Margin Management for Optimal Dairy Returns December 6-7, 2011. cihedging.com

    November 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

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