American Dairy Association North East Free Milk and Food Drive-thru Event

ADANE event

Through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (C.F.A.P.), government-funded grants have been made available to food banks and community organizations to help provide much needed food to those in need. Milk and dairy foods are an important source of essential nutrients. Local dairy farmers are committed to producing wholesome, nourishing milk for families throughout the community.

American Dairy Association North East is working with Dairy Farmers of America, Renzi Foodservice, the New York State Fairgrounds and community partners to facilitate the distribution of more than 8,000 gallons of milk and more than 85,000 pounds of additional food. There will be 2,160 boxes of produce, 1,080 boxes of meat, and 1,080 boxes of additional dairy products, each containing 20 pounds of products. Each vehicle will get two gallons of milk and one of each box, while supplies last.

To ensure the safety and health of all involved in the distribution, there will be a drive-thru distribution process for this event. All vehicles must enter the Fairgrounds through gate 7 and will be directed to the pickup area. All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and will be prompted to open their trunk to receive milk and products. If cars do not have a trunk, they will be prompted to open their window. Walk-ups will not be permitted.

No registration or paperwork is required for this distribution.

At the close of August, ADANE expects to have facilitated the distribution of over half a million gallons of milk since the organization began collaborating with dairy companies and local community groups in June.