Milk is one of the most nutrient-rich foods, especially for growing children. Yet, food banks struggle to provide milk to children who rely on food banks for nourishment. Thanks to an innovative national program from Feeding America ®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, in partnership with the nation's dairy farmers and milk companies, there's an easy way to help close the nutrition gap among children in your community.
The Great American Milk Drive is the first-ever nationwide program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to families facing hunger. According to Feeding America, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients yet there's a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. This means children are missing out on essential nutrients their growing bodies need – like calcium and vitamin D that support bone development and protein for building lean muscle.
It's been a challenge for Feeding America to meet the demand for milk due to lack of donations – canned goods and other non-perishable items are more likely to be donated. Now, with The Great American Milk Drive, it's easier for Americans to contribute nutritious milk to food-insecure children and families.
To learn more about The Great American Milk Drive, visit www.milklife.com/give.