Millions of Americans struggle with hunger, including more than 10 million children. During Hunger Action Month (September) farmers across the country are taking a stand to help get milk to those who need it most.
Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, which is why America’s dairy community is raising gallons! Since 2014, Feeding America and the dairy community across the U.S., have delivered more than 33 million servings of fresh milk to families who need it most.
Let’s take a closer look at milk. Milk is more than protein – it’s a nutrient powerhouse! Milk is a natural food source and contains valuable nutrients that help our bodies stay healthy. Also, research shows that dairy helps reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases.
How Can You Help?
There are a few things you can do to help get milk to those who need it most in your community.
- Donate – Feeding America projected that 1 in 6 people in America could face hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate $1, $5 or as much as you can to help get milk to those who are experiencing hunger.
- Raise a gallon with us – Post a photo or video of you raising a gallon of milk and include the hashtag #UndeniablyDairy to help raise awareness in your community.
- Advocate – People in America go hungry every year. Children and adults alike need dairy to stay healthy and strong as well as to prevent diseases in the future. com/give to learn how you can make a difference
- Support our Nevada dairy farmers on their quest to bring more fresh milk to families in need.
September is #HungerActionMonth but fighting against hunger is a year-round issue. Continue to help your community by donating milk to your local food bank and by supporting the farmers who work hard every day to deliver fresh and nutritious dairy products to families in our local communities.