Visiting our Local Feeding America Food Bank to Support The Great American Milk Drive #MilkDrive

Did you know Milk is one of the most requested but least donated items because it is perishable??? I’ve partnered with The Great American Milk Drive to raise awareness about this crucial need to help hungry families.

 The Great American Milk Drive is the 1st ever national program to help deliver nutrient- rich milk to hungry families that need it most. To date more than 9.8 million servings of milk have been delivered as part of The Great American Milk Drive. Together we can do more!

Donate to my Classy Mommy Milk Drive page here.

Stats on Hunger and the Need for Milk

  •  More than 46 million Americans – including 1 in 12 million children – rely on Feeding America food banks and pantries.
  •  Milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items year round because it is perishable
  • On average, food bank clients receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year!!!! This leaves many families with very limited access to the essential nutrients found in milk, like protein, calcium, Vitamin D and potassium.

Our Visit to the Good Samaritan Feeding America Food Pantry in Paoli

We were beyond impressed with our visit to the local Feeding America food  pantry in our own town. Our visit was a very special eye-opening night learning more about hunger relief and we were wowed at the difference Feeding America makes in our own town as once weekly families in need can visit this local pantry to stock up on nutritious essentials – from fresh fruits, veggies, breads, pantry items and more – including nutrient rich milk.

 The Good Samaritan Food Closet truly was an amazing Feeding America food pantry to visit. We were so impressed with their organization, volunteers, and the vast abundance of food they source and stocky weekly to share in our very own community. Having the kids come and volunteer with me was really important too so they can see first-hand how people like us can make a difference.

If you are like us, you probably support canned food drives or make monetary donations during the year for various causes, and this was a way for Kenzie and Kyle to see that donations from people like us do indeed touch so many lives in our own town. 

  
 They explained milk is often one of the 1st items to run out. Our local Feeding America food pantry has an amazing staff of leadership and hundreds of volunteers throughout the month that participate in streamlining an amazing process for families to select just what they need. From shoppers to packers to those organizing families on the evenings or mornings when they can come to “shop”.  Knowing how important milk is for families, residents in our town are really lucky to have a Feeding America food pantry with a room of fridges to stock Milk too!

 Donate Now

You can help make a difference and get milk in the hands of hungry families and young children in your own community who need it most. How can you help deliver this perishable??? Make a donation today!!!

Donate to my Classy Mommy Milk Drive page here and let’s see how much we can raise to make a difference! Help a family in need and join The Great American Milk Drive and Feeding America in THE Holiday Give Together. Help hungry families with the gift of milk! The best news is – you’ll benefit a family near you – when you enter your zip code, your donation will be sent to the Feeding America food bank that serves your hometown.
 Note this post is sponsored by The Great American Milk Drive. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. What a Wonderful initiative! Hoping you reach your goal!

  2. amy mascott says:

    SUPER way to get your kids involved in giving, too, Colleen–thanks for sharing. Will share the link w/ my friends and family!

  3. Corine says:

    LOVE this campaign. Will be sure to share!!

  4. Jo-Lynne says:

    I didn’t know this. Donating right now. Thanks for spreading the word.

  5. I love that you are teaching your kids the real meaning of the season!

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