Michigan Milk Donates Nearly 55,000 Gallons of Milk to Food Shelves
The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MPPA) is donating 150 gallons of milk per day to Michigan’s state food bank network, which equates to just under 55,000 gallons of milk annually.
The milk comes from 1,100 MMPA farmer members, and Michigan Dairy, operated by Kroger, is donating processing and packaging which will save food banks more than $25,000.
“With this donation and through our partnership with the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) over the last few years, we have now donated a total of 2.6 million servings of milk, reaching communities in every corner of the state,” says Ken Nobis, a dairy farmer from St. Johns, Mich. and president of MMPA.
“The Food Bank Council couldn’t be happier to receive this donation of milk year after year,” says Phillip Knight, FBCM executive director. “One in seven people in Michigan struggle with hunger, and we’re constantly working toward solutions. MPPA’s donation puts us one step closer to solving hunger and food insecurity in Michigan.”