Congress recently passed COVID-19-relief legislation that includes significant resources to help USDA provide nutritious food to families in need through the remainder of the pandemic. This has resulted in the creation of new food distribution programs, as well as changes to existing ones.
They distributed more than 2,000 gallons of Maola milk in Maryland.
June 2, 2020
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, in partnership with the Arden Hills, Minn.-based Land O’Lakes Foundation, said it distributed 2,160 gallons of Maola milk in New Windsor, Md., on May 30, 2020.
The partners, including cheesemaker Pineland Farms Dairy and dairy cooperative DFA, will distribute thousands of pounds of cheese to food pantries, shelters and more.
May 14, 2020
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Pineland Farms Dairy Company Inc., Libra Foundation and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) will distribute thousands of pounds of cheese to food-insecure Mainers through Maine’s emergency food distribution network, Bangor, Maine-based Pineland Farms Dairy said.
The Whirl’d Of Good campaign extension will provide smoothies to nurses, doctors, teachers, mail carriers, grocery workers and more.
May 5, 2020
Jamba, an Atlanta-based provider of on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and shots, boosts and bites, announced a partnership with Dannon North America brands Oikos Greek yogurt and So Delicious Dairy Free to help honor front-line heroes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contributions across the organization’s 10-state region will help meet the dairy demand food banks and pantries are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 28, 2020
The contributions will be spread across the 10 states Midwest Dairy represents, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, to help meet the increased demand for dairy products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DFA said it identified 30 communities across the country whose local food banks will receive funds to purchase much-needed dairy products.
April 20, 2020
At a time when many Americans are facing unprecedented hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the family farm-owners and employees of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a Kansas City, Kan., headquartered national dairy cooperative, are stepping up to provide nutritious dairy products to those in need.
The company said donations will focus, in particular, on New York and New Jersey residents who are facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 27, 2020
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.