Governor Terry Branstad is joining local milk companies and dairy farmers to bring attention to nutrition and hunger-relief efforts in support of The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.
On June 9th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m, attendees can sample milk from local milk companies AE Dairy and Hiland Dairy, and learn how to get involved as . Branstad and dairy industry representatives discuss the Healthiest State Initiative and The Great American Milk Drive, proclaiming June “Dairy Month” in Iowa.
The Great American Milk Drive allows people to donate fresh milk to local food pantries via texting the word ‘milk’ to 27722 or online at milkdrive.com/give.
According to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. That can change with Iowa’s support of The Great American Milk Drive.