Through its DFA Cares Foundation, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, is making good use of Northeast Area milk by donating one truckload, or the equivalent of approximately 4,300 gallons of milk, to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, which is part of the national Feeding America network.
The milk donation, which was processed at DFA‘s Dairy Maid Dairy plant in Frederick, Maryland, was picked up by representatives of the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday, 3 January. The milk will help feed more than 540,000 adults and children served by the food bank throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
“As a milk processor owned by family farmers across the country, we are dedicated to helping provide nutritious food for family tables,” says Dave Staz, General Manager, Dairy Maid Dairy. “It’s truly an honor to make this donation, which will help make milk available to individuals and families in the D.C. area who need it most.”
In the Washington, DC, area, 700,000 residents are at risk of hunger and look to the Capital Area Food Bank and its partners for food assistance each year. Nationally, according to FeedingAmerica.org, more than 46 million people, including 13 million children, turn to food banks each year for extra support.