Today is National Ag Day and farmers and ranchers across the country are celebrating. Agriculture is a part of our daily lives, from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the products we use.
Dairy farmers are no exception. The work done on dairy farms not only results in delicious milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and more, but also contributes to the local economy and helps to preserve farmland and keep animals safe and healthy.
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.