One of the most requested food bank items from families in need, according to Feeding America, is milk. The nonprofit gives only a gallon per person per year to the 37 million people it serves. Now through an online and mobile campaign, Feeding America, in conjunction with local dairy farmers, is looking to increase that amount by making giving to Phoenix families easier than ever.
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Beginning today, the Great American Milk Drive will accept donations both online and via text to get much-needed nutrient-rich milk to Phoenix families. Simply go online to the Great American Milk Drive's website or text "Milk" to 27722 to donate. Entering your ZIP code ensures that the milk goes from a Phoenix farm to a local family, although we're sure it'd go to good use anywhere nationally, too.
The event kicked off locally at 8:30 a.m. with speakers from the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Shamrock Farms, and even Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, explaining the importance of giving to these families at the food bank in Phoenix.