The charitable giving program of Edwardsville, Ill.-based Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., “Our Caps Your Cause,” donates thousands of dollars each year to local nonprofit organizations. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prairie Farms said it is going to give back even more by increasing support for nearly 50 food banks that are currently registered as an Our Caps Your Cause charity.

Points for cap codes redeemed for food banks will quadruple through the end of May, meaning each cap is worth 20 cents instead of 5 cents, Prairie Farms said. Anyone may participate by purchasing gallons or half-gallons of Prairie Farms milk, peeling off the sticker on the cap to reveal the code, visiting the Our Caps Your Cause redemption webpage, choosing a food bank and entering the cap code. Once the 1,000-cap goal is met, the food bank will receive a check for $200.

“We’re blessed to be in a position to help food banks when they need it most,” said Sam Schwoeppe, a Prairie Farms dairy farmer from Huntingburg, Ind. “Our Caps Your Cause is already providing dollars for food banks and other organizations, but these are extraordinary times, and they need our help even more.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families are navigating a new stay-at-home reality. To help offset this disruption to everyday lives, Prairie Farms said it also launched a webpage that offers a variety of resources, including recipes, Chef Rob “how to” cooking tips, coupons and a video series featuring Prairie Farms dairy farm families.