Iowa’s Food Pantries Have a Crucial Need for More Milk
Governor Terry Branstad is joining local milk companies and dairy farmers to bring attention to nutrition and hunger relief efforts in support of the Great American Milk Drive, the first ever national program to deliver highly desired and nutrient rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.
Event attendees had the opportunity to sample milk from local milk companies AE Dairy and Highland Dairy and learn how to get involved as Gov. Branstad and dairy industry representatives discuss the Healthiest State Initiative and the Great American Milk Drive, proclaiming June as “Dairy Month” in Iowa.
Hunger impacts 1 in 8 Iowans and 12.5 million families nationwide. These families do not have access to adequate nourishment to help them reach their full potential. Hunger has no boundaries and is problem that exists in urban, suburban and rural communities.
According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, milk…
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