Dairy farmers are an essential part of our New England community. In addition to providing us with local and nutritious dairy products, farmers are supporting school nutrition programs and youth wellness, and now in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to ensure our neighbors in need are nourished.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need to support those who experience food insecurity. According to Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks, more than 50 million people may face hunger and risk missing out on essential nutrients.
Purchasing and donating milk and nutritious dairy products helps to feed individuals and families while also supporting dairy farmers from our region.
Dairy farmers, processors, schools, food banks, and other partners will continue to work together to help ensure nutritious foods – like milk and dairy – are available to those facing food insecurity.