Dairy Council of California Joins Farm to Food Bank Day

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Dairy Council of California Joins Farm to Food Bank Day

16, October 2017 9:48 AM


Tammy Anderson-Wise addresses attendees at Farm to Foodbank DayTo close out Hunger Action Month in September, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County hosted Farm to Food Bank Day to recognize the many partners who helped achieve the goal of doubling the amount of fresh produce and protein, including milk, donated to food insecure Californians.

Dairy Council of California CEO Tammy Anderson-Wise joined California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, California Association of Food Banks Executive Director Sue Sigler, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Nicole Suydam and other special guests to celebrate this milestone.

One in eight Californians, including two million children, struggle with food insecurity1. This year the Farm to Family Program provided 214 million pounds of fresh produce to people in need. Dairy Council of CA is a proud Farm to Food Bank partner, providing fresh milk and dairy products through programs like the Great American Milk Drive and Milk2MyPlate

Along with eight grams of protein, milk and dairy foods provide important nutrients that are often missing in the American diet, including calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Yet milk is one of the most requested, but least donated food bank items2. By partnering with dairy processors and producers, Dairy Council of CA is committed to bringing more milk and dairy foods to food banks, helping Californians elevate their health and access the nutrition they need.

 

Sara Floor, MA
Project Manager II, Communication and Food Access

 

Reference

1. Hunger Fact Sheet, California Association of Food Banks. Accessed online 10/13/2017
2. Great American Milk Drive. Accessed online 10/13/2017

 




Tags: balanced eating families food access Food banks GAMD Health Healthy eating milk nutrition Sara Floor Tammy Anderson-Wise

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