Maple Hill Creamery, a Kinderhook, N.Y.-based producer of grass-fed organic dairy products, said it partnered with New York State's Department of Agriculture and Markets, on behalf of Governor Cuomo and nonprofit Feeding America, to distribute 200,000 cartons of its grass-fed organic milk and grass-fed yogurt to residents in need. Donations will continue to be distributed throughout areas hit hardest by the virus, including New York City, Westchester and Long Island, along with parts of New Jersey, with particular attention to residents who are facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
"The crisis puts many of the region's more vulnerable communities even more at risk,” said Maple Hill CEO Carl Gerlach. “As residents across New York feel the impact of lost wages, reduced hours and quarantine restrictions, we are doing everything we can to ensure residents have what they need. All our dairy farms are based in New York state, and we recognize the importance of stepping up and taking care of friends and neighbors during these times. We want to give back to a state that has given us so much over the years."