June is Dairy Month in California and this year, California dairy farmers and fluid milk processors are joining together to help local communities by supporting the Great American Milk Drive in the number one dairy state. On a national level, this campaign, in conjunction with Feeding America, provides gallons of nutrient-rich milk for millions of families across the nation to help remedy the startling statistics that plague America's families in need.
Closer to home, the Great American Milk Drive will enable local food banks to provide critical nourishment via milk, a nutrition staple, to food insecure families throughout California ÔÇô especially during the summer months when low-income children are out of school and unable to participate in school nutrition programs.
During the month of June, the California dairy industry will provide additional support by matching consumer donations in California dollar-for-dollar (up to $30,000). Dairy farmers, milk processors and nutrition professionals from around the state also will team up with local food banks for "Days of Service" in June to bring awareness to the issue of hunger and celebrate their partnership.
Participating is as simple as a click of the mouse. Consumers can donate a gallon of milk (or more) by going online to www.MilkLife.com/Give. By entering a zip code, the donation goes to a Feeding America food bank in the local community.
For more information about the Great American Milk Drive and how you can participate, visit gotmilk.com. Help support this important initiative and get the word out using hashtag #gotmilkdrive.