Milk2MyPlate Brings Milk to Georgia FamiliesMarch 20, 2019
The Dairy Alliance partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to kickstart a Milk2MyPlate program to provide food insecure families with fresh milk. Fresh milk is one of the most requested items from food banks, yet it is not continually stocked due to short shelf life and inadequate storage. The Dairy Alliance provided a $50,000 grant to purchase 17 commercial cooling units for food pantries across Georgia to keep fresh milk cold. Supplying refrigeration units and establishing a regular route for milk deliveries at food banks will aid our community and offer a new market for our dairy farmers.