(WBNG) — Value Chopper and Market 32 is teaming up with the American Dairy Affiliation of the North East to assist the ‘Fill a Glass with Hope’ program.
This system goals to get extra recent and nutritious milk into native meals banks.
June marks Nationwide Dairy Month, and customers in the course of the month at Value Chopper shops can spherical up their change at checkout to donate and assist make milk accessible to these in want inside their group.
Officers from the ‘Fill a Glass with Hope’ program say the initiative seems to battle starvation and meals insecurity that many households have been combating.
They are saying it’s all the extra essential in the course of the summer time months when youngsters are house from college and will not have entry to meals.
This system, starting in 2015, has raised greater than $170,000 for the greater than 35,000 gallons of milk donated to native foodbanks.
Officers say these gallons have offered greater than 550,000 servings of milk to these in want.
This system in partnership with Value Chopper and Market 32 will happen this month at shops in NY, CT, MA, NH, PA, and VT.
“Value Chopper/Market 32 acknowledges that because of its perishable nature, milk stays probably the most requested however least donated merchandise to meals banks,” stated Mona Golub, VP Public Relations & Shopper Providers for the progressive Northeastern chain. “Our year-round dedication to combating meals insecurity additionally helps us to acknowledge the significance of taking a unique tact in the course of the summertime given that youngsters are out of faculty, however nonetheless enjoying, studying, and rising and needing the important, protein-rich vitamins that milk supplies.”
100% of all donations will stay native and assist ship milk and important vitamin to households with youngsters in want in our communities.