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DAIRY WEST JOINS THE GREAT AMERICAN MILK DRIVE DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH TO HELP FEED CHILDREN IN IDAHO

The Great American Milk Drive

Milk’s nutrition helps get kids ready to learn. Unfortunately, millions of families don’t have regular access to it. This month, Dairy West and The Great American Milk Drive are making it easy to donate with purpose and help ensure kids have the nutrition they need to head back to school.

September is Hunger Action MonthTM, the Feeding America® nationwide initiative that asks Americans to take action and fight hunger in their community. This month, you can join Dairy West in supporting The Great American Milk Drive to help feed a childhood with a donation of nutrient-rich milk.

More than 46 million people – including 12 million children – are served by Feeding America network food banks each year. Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need may be missing out on the 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 ounce serving, that it supplies.

On average, people served by food banks receive the equivalent of less than one gallon per person per year. That’s because Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, but milk is a lot harder to donate because it’s perishable.

Since 2014, Feeding America has partnered with The Great American Milk Drive to help provide more milk to families who would likely otherwise go without.  Thanks to the generous contributions made by shoppers and donors across the country, The Great American Milk Drive has delivered more than 1 million gallons – that’s over 16 million servings – of milk to families in need.

Your small donation made at milklife.com/give will deliver a gallon of milk to a family in need in your local community, helping to ensure that all children have nutrients necessary to power their potential. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is delivered to a local Feeding America food bank in your very own community.

America’s milk brands and dairy farmers are committed to fighting hunger in our communities. Through this partnership with Feeding America, the dairy industry is committed to providing 50 million servings of milk, and its essential nutrients, to kids and families in need by 2020.

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