Milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of one gallon of milk per person per year.
With eight grams of protein per serving and three of the top nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet—calcium, vitamin D and potassium—milk is a way for America’s feeding programs to get nutrients into the hands of people who need it.
On January 1, 2019, we launched the Terra Firma Farm Give Gallons (#TFFGIVEGALLONS) campaign, a pilot milk purchase program to benefit food insecure families. #TFFGIVEGALLONS is an initiative to secure funds to deliver 300 gallons of milk a week to the Gemma E Moran United Way/ Food Center .
Food banks are on the front lines of the battle against hunger. Together, our efforts to secure more locally processed milk will not only strengthen access to quality nutrition for food insecure families, but our agriculture economy will benefit as well. It’s a win-win.
#TFFGiveGallons is entirely dependent upon funding from private individuals and corporate and foundation supporters. For every contribution of $5, one half-gallon of milk or more based on local markets will be secured and delivered to the Gemma E Moran United Way Food Center.
An annual $260 donation helps Terra Firma Farm provide milk every week for a year to a local family in need. For $5 a week we can make a difference.
❤️ — Farmer Brie