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.

4 Reasons to Visit Our New E-Store

Deck the halls with boughs of holly and rock around the Christmas tree.
The holiday season is upon us, you see!
With mistletoe hung and candy galore,
Wreaths and stockings fill every store.
But, what is one thing you can’t find in the aisles?
Our milkshakes and products that will bring your family smiles!
So, head over to our e-store and find a gift they’ll adore.
Still not convinced? Here are four reasons why.

What’s for Dinner? The Cow Addition.

cows eat food hay corn grass

The autumn season is full of family fun – pumpkin picking, costume parties, pumpkin lattes and leaf peeping. However, for dairy farmers, autumn is also harvest season. They are hard at work ensuring that dairy cows have a store of high quality, nutritious food for the winter months.

A Cow’s Balanced Diet

While you may think of cows grazing in the pasture eating grass, today’s cows receive balanced feed that includes grass, corn and other nutrients. Exclusively pastured cows will have their diets supplemented with corn grain and hay in the winter months.

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.