Federation of Virginia Food Banks to Launch Milk for GoodDecember 5, 2018
On Dec. 5 at the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring and Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Dr. Jewel Bronaugh announced the launch of the Milk for Good campaign, the first statewide milk purchase program to benefit food insecure families. Milk for Good is an initiative of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks in partnership with The Dairy Alliance, the American Dairy Association North East, and the Virginia Dairymen’s Association. Each of the seven food banks that comprise the Federation, kicked off 2019 by receiving their first 200 half-gallons of milk! The food banks will continue to receive 200 half-gallons each week through the end of June. To accommodate the milk, The Dairy Alliance granted $49,000 in new refrigeration units to eighteen pantries throughout the Commonwealth. The new refrigeration units will enable the Federation to consistently provide milk for families in need. Read more.