Feeding Our Community

One in six Americans doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. Dairy foods can serve as a practical solution for the food insecure because they deliver a powerhouse of nutrition in an affordable, appealing and readily available way. That’s why dairy farmers and the dairy industry are committed to getting dairy foods to those who need it most.

The Facts

In the United States, 40 million Americans are impacted by food insecurity, meaning they do not have consistent access to enough food. Fresh milk is one of the top five most-requested food items by Feeding America’s food banks, yet milk is harder for people to donate because it is perishable. Dairy farmers’ support of the Great American Milk Drive has helped make it possible to put milk on the tables of families who need it most.

Making A Difference

The programs below can have a big impact on improving access to nutritious meals and improving the health and well-being of children.

School Lunch Program

Feeding the future with nutritionally balanced meals, school lunch programs provide low-cost or free lunches for eligible children.

School Breakfast Program

Starting the school day right, school breakfast programs provide low-cost or free breakfasts for eligible children.

Summer Food Service Program

Ensuring kids have access to nutritious meals and snacks, the summer food service program provides free lunches for school-age children in low-income areas during summer months and when school is not in session.

 

Milk Gap

Milk is one of the most requested, yet least donated, food items in food banks.

Great American Milk Drive

Help put milk on the table for kids and families in need in your community.

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.