Thank you for donating to Feeding PA and the Fill a Glass with Hope campaign. Each $1 Donation to our Fill a Glass with Hope campaign equals 8 servings of milk. $100 donated will supply 800 servings of nutritious milk to our neighbors facing hunger.
Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks, yet it is rarely donated. As such, hungry families in our local communities are missing out on the essential nutrients milk provides. Through the Fill a Glass with Hope® program, Feeding Pennsylvania and industry partners — Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association — are working to change that by raising awareness and connecting food banks with local milk suppliers.
The first-ever statewide charitable milk program, Fill a Glass with Hope® provides a means for food banks to purchase milk for the families they serve. Funds are raised through grants, corporate sponsors and individual donors who share our goal in providing fresh milk to those who need it most.
Launched during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Fill a Glass with Hope® has raised more than $325,000 for Feeding Pennsylvania food banks to purchase milk directly from area processors — at a discounted price — to distribute to local families. Each $1 donated provides 8 servings of milk.*
In 2016, the Fill a Glass with Hope® program has been expanded to include all eight food banks that make up the Feeding Pennsylvania network. Now, even more families in need will receive the essential nutrients that milk provides.
*Financial contributions made to Feeding Pennsylvania enable the purchase of milk at a discounted price to distribute to those in need. Operational costs vary across the Feeding Pennsylvania network.
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association is one of 19 state and regional milk product promotion organizations working under the umbrella of United Dairy Industry Association, a federation of state and regional dairy promotion organizations. We are the local affiliate of National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program are the local planning and management organizations funded by dairy farmer checkoff dollars to build demand for and sales of milk products and dairy foods throughout the region. Supported by 7,200 dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, southern New Jersey and northern Virginia, they work closely with Dairy Management Inc.™ to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.dairyspot.com.
Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association
The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association was originally formed as the Crawford County Dairy Association in 1871. Within 17 years, the county group became a statewide organization with a focus on supporting Pennsylvania dairy farms. In 1954, the Association joined together with the Valley Grange #1360 from Lewisberry, Pa., to serve hand-dipped milkshakes at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More than 60 years later, the Association now serves 140,000 vanilla, chocolate and mixed milkshakes each year. The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association relies on the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show to fund its activities. The Association has surpassed the $1 million mark in funding to dairy youth development and education programs, securing a bright future for Pennsylvania’s dairy industry. For more information, visit www.padairymens.com.