Feeding South Florida® Board Members, Community Leaders & Elected Officials Celebrate End of The Great American Milk Drive, with Nearly 6,000 Gallons of Milk Donated to Benefit Families in Need
Sedano’s Supermarkets Milk Campaign Concludes with Celebration “Summer Hunger Ends Here” Breakfast, Milk Distribution Day and Closes National Dairy Month
Representatives from Feeding South Florida®, MilkPEP, Sedano’s Supermarkets, Florida Dairy Farmers, and Borden Dairy
Feeding South Florida board members, Sedano’s Supermarkets executives, community leaders and elected officials will celebrate the end of “The Great American Milk Drive” campaign that resulted in the donation of nearly 6,000 gallons of milk by the community to Feeding South Florida. The milk will benefit families who rely on food banks in the region. The celebration also marks the end of June National Dairy Month.
Tuesday, June 28, 8:30–10 a.m.
Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse
2501 SW 32 Terrace
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
The Great American Milk Drive was launched to address the shortage of nutrient-rich milk at food banks and combat hunger, which impacts one-in-six Americans, including 785,040 food insecure individuals in South Florida. With the support of partner organizations, like Sedano’s Supermarkets, more than $17,000 was raised through in-store and online donations, ensuring that nearly 6,000 gallons of milk will reach families in need, in South Florida.
Milk tops the list of the food items most requested by food bank participants, followed by fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. While several recent initiatives have focused on getting more produce into feeding programs, The Great American Milk Drive is the first program to help resolve the milk shortage.
A recent network survey of Feeding America® food banks revealed that 95 percent of those surveyed say they do not receive enough milk to meet the demand. The No. 1 reason cited is inadequate milk donations.