SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dairy farmer and American Dairy Association North East board member Dina Zug of Mifflintown, Pa., recently helped kick off the 2022 Fill a Glass with Hope® campaign at the Pennsylvania Farm Show that has raised $180,000 in donations to feed Pennsylvania’s food-insecure families. To-date, the campaign has provided more than 27 million servings of fresh milk to nourish those in need.
Fill a Glass with Hope was initiated in 2015 by Pennsylvania dairy farmers who wanted to ensure families in need had access to fresh, nutritious milk to feed their families. A partnership was formed between ADA North East, Feeding Pennsylvania’s nine-member food banks and the PA Dairymen’s Association.
The contributions, developed through grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donations, enable food banks to purchase milk at a discounted price directly from processors to distribute to those in need. The funds also support the expansion of the food banks’ infrastructure needed to handle fresh milk which is the largest challenge to distribution because of its perishability.
“I’m proud to represent my fellow dairy farmers to highlight the importance of Fill a Glass with Hope,” said Zug. “This initiative showcases our dedication to producing wholesome, nutritious milk, and also for ensuring its accessibility to families in our communities throughout the state.”
Zug joined representatives from Feeding Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, along with Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, and the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Alternates for the announcement at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Learn more about Fill a Glass with Hope here.
Photo caption: Dairy farmer and American Dairy Association North East board member Dina Zug of Mifflintown, Pa., helped kicked off the 2022 Fill a Glass with Hope® charitable milk campaign at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The campaign raised $180,000 to start the year.
Photo caption: Dairy farmer and American Dairy Association North East board member Dina Zug of Mifflintown, Pa., (left) helped kick off the 2022 Fill a Glass with Hope® campaign at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. She was joined by (from left to right) Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, former Philadelphia Eagles player Torrey Smith, and Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Mikayla Davis.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing nearly 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com, or call 315.472.9143.