Fill a Glass with Hope®: A Success Story

Did you know that fresh milk is one of the most request items at food banks but that access to it is limited? When Pennsylvania dairy farmers learned this, they immediately set to work, forming partnerships that would put milk into food banks and ensure that their neighbors in need were able to receive nutritious fresh milk. The Fill a Glass with Hope® program was born.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

February: a month dedicated to love, lovers and all things red and heart-shaped. As Americans, we’ve taken the call to express our love in February to heart and show our love to our partners, our children – even our pets! But, what do you do if you have a few hundred dairy cows? As we close out the month, it’s a good time to recognize how dairy farmers love their animals all year long. Taking care of these bovine beauties is a love story worth telling.

How to Thank a Farmer This Holiday Season

Giant feasts and decadent desserts, family and friends, full bellies and messy kitchens – ah, the holiday season is here! For most, this time of year is a time to celebrate and have fun. Does it get any better than that?

For dairy farmers, the holidays are a little bit different. Dairy farmers make sure their cows are comfortable year-round, and the holidays are no exception. While dairy farmers make time to eat turkey, drink eggnog and be merry with their loved ones, their cows still require daily care – even on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

2017 Fill A Glass With Hope® Charitable Fresh Milk Campaign Launches At Pa Farm Show

January 6, 2017

2017 Fill A Glass With Hope® Charitable Fresh Milk Campaign Launches At Pa Farm Show

Milkshake Celebration Showcases Extraordinary Statewide Distribution Of More Than Three Million Servings Of Milk Since Inception And Major Financial Commitment

Former NFL Stars, Dairy Farmers, Industry and State Leaders, and Philanthropic Partners team up to sack hunger

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Flanked by former NFL stars, state and dairy industry leaders, and philanthropic partners, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, Feeding Pennsylvania, and American Dairy Association North East kicked off the 2017 award-winning Fill a Glass with Hope® fresh milk distribution program during the opening milkshake celebration of the 101st PA Farm Show Food Court. The PA Farm Show, the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exhibition, runs January 7-14, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, with the Food Court opening today.

Unveiled in 2016 as the first-in-the-nation statewide charitable fresh milk distribution program, Fill a Glass with Hope® has now provided over three million servings of milk to clients of Feeding Pennsylvania’s statewide member food banks. The Fundraising for the 2017 campaign launched today with major donations of $127,864, including $25,000 contributions each from FirstEnergy Foundation and Weis Markets. To date, a record $640,389 has been raised for food bank clients’ milk needs.