Monday, November 19, 2018
 Michigan Milk Producers, Kroger Deliver 12,000 Gallons of Milk to Help Flint Families  

On the Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Ken Nobis, president of the Michigan Milk Producers Association, says the dairy farmer-owned cooperative has partnered with The Kroger Co. of Michigan and others to deliver 12,000 gallons of milk to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. 


"This milk donation, on behalf of MMPA's nearly 2,000 dairy farm families, is simply the right thing to do to help Flint families," says Nobis. "I appreciate all those who came together to make this donation possible, especially The Kroger Co. of Michigan, and I'm proud of our dairy farm families who produced the milk here in Flint today. We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to be sure that families in need have access to milk for their children, and this is clearly a time when milk can make a difference."


Foods rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin C, including calcium-rich dairy products, can help protect children and families from the harmful effects of lead poisoning.


Nobis says Kroger led processing of the milk and packaging into gallon jugs, and Quickway Carriers stepped up and provided the transportation of the milk to Flint. Nobis also recognized Dr. Jeff Dwyer, Interim Director of Michigan State University Extension for providing leadership and planning support for the milk donation project.


The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will distribute the milk to their network of partner agencies in the coming days, ensuring that it reaches families in need who are impacted by the Flint water crisis.
"I'm very proud of all those who came together to make this effort possible, and our thoughts are with the people of Flint during this very difficult time," Nobis says.


Source: Mlive 

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