MISSION, KS — (Marketwired) — 06/02/16 — (Family Features) Summer is about fun and freedom — and to most kids, it means months filled with playing in the sun, swimming at the lake or playing baseball in the park. However, more than 22 million children may lose access to free or reduced-price meal programs when school lets out.
Even though milk is one of the most requested items, Feeding America programs cannot always meet the demand during the summer months, when food banks are even busier and it’s increasingly important to fill this need. While Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, fresh milk is a lot harder to donate because it’s perishable.
This summer, for as little as $5, you can help feed a childhood in your local community through Feeding America. The Great American Milk Drive, a collaborative effort between Feeding America, America’s dairy farmers and milk companies, turns online donations into gallons of milk for families in local communities. To date, the program has provided more than 12 million servings of milk to families across the country.