Did you know that 46 million Americans rely on Feeding America and their local food banks to help feed their families??? This time of year we all think about hosting canned food drives but you don’t usually ever hear anyone talk about raising money to buy milk for families in need.
Classy Mommy has teamed up with The Great American Milk Drive to help raise money to purchase milk for Feeding America food banks and pantries across America. Milk is one of the most requested let least donated items year round at food banks since it is perishable. Milk provides key nutrients in the diet -especially for growing children.
What can you do to help add milk to food pantries in your community???
I love that The Great American Milk Drive lets you make a donation online – on our donate page – and still specify a zip code so your donation can directly impact your community. Hooray!
We visited an amazing local Feeding America food pantry in our own community with our family to volunteer and see how it all operates. We were so impressed with the good being done in our town tohelp feed hungry families whose circumstance left them in need of support. The organizers let us know milk is one of the most requested items and a real priority for them to purchase and stock for families.
Please Make a Donation Now
Help a family in need and join The Great American Milk Drive and Feeding America in The Holiday Give Together. Help families in need 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. Don’t worry, the donation is made in the form of vouchers so families receive fresh milk.
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.
Please consider making a donation to The Great American Milk Drive this holiday season!
Note this post is sponsored by The Great American Milk Drive. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.