Capital Region

Effort through Price Chopper/Market 32 sends milk to Regional Food Bank

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SCHENECTADY — A program started through Price Chopper/Market 32 is set to send excess milk to needy families via the Regional Food Bank, officials said this week.

The program comes as the state’s dairy farmers have a surplus of milk as regular customers, such as schools, have been closed for the COVID-19 pandemic response and an increasing number of families have struggled amid job losses, organizers said.

It involves a partnership between Price Chopper/Market 32 and the national dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America to purchase a half truckload of whole and 2% milk, amounting to nearly 5,000 half gallons of Price Chopper/Market 32’s PICS brand milk, and donate it to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York for distribution to food pantries and families around the region, a release reads.

The 10 pallets of milk were delivered Tuesday to Remarkable Liquids, a Capital Region craft beverage distributor that is to repack the crates into cardboard cases for distribution by the food bank.

 

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