Fill A Glass With Hope Raises $180,000 to Provide Milk to Families in Need

Dairy farmer and American Dairy Association North East board member Dina Zug of Mifflintown, Pa., recently helped kick off the

Local Dairy Farmers Support Retail Campaign During National Dairy Month to Get Milk to Families in Need

Local dairy farmers from the American Dairy Association North East region are asking consumers to “round up” their change at local retail checkouts during National Dairy Month. All funds will support Fill a Glass with Hope® and the Great American Milk Drive™ to help local food banks provide milk to families in need.

More Than $ 23,000 Raised For Milk Through Fill a Glass With Hope Campaign During National Dairy Month

American Dairy Association North East partnered with Price Chopper/Market 32 for the Fill a Glass with Hope® campaign during National Dairy Month that raised $23,011, including a $13,661 match from the retailer. Shoppers “rounded up” their change at checkout throughout the month of June to help local food bank secure more than 10,000 half-gallons of milk for local families in need.

PA First Lady and Agriculture Secretary Join Former NFL Star, Dairy Industry Partners, Feeding Pennsylvania, and Business Leaders at Food Court Opening Celebration and 2020 Fill a Glass With Hope Kickoff at PA Farm Show

“Alleviating hunger in Pennsylvania has been a personal priority for Tom and me for many years,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “It’s a sad reality that over 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are food insecure in the commonwealth today. In an agricultural state as rich and diverse as ours, we have the power and the necessary resources to change that narrative, and programs like Fill a Glass with Hope play a critical role in this important work.”

FirstEnergy Foundation Donates to Support Fill a Glass with Hope Milk Program

January 9, 2019 FirstEnergy Foundation

Since it began in 2015, Fill a Glass with Hope has helped Pennsylvania’s food banks provide more than 10 million servings of milk to needy families across the state. The program is a partnership between Feeding Pennsylvania, the American Dairy Association Northeast and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association. This is the third year The FirstEnergy Foundation has sponsored the program.