Kroger donates 200,000 gallons of milk to food banks

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH) – Kroger announced Thursday, an ‘Expanded Dairy Rescue Program’ to support families during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kroger Family of Companies’ says the program is designed to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the summer months. 

The company says their partnership with dairy suppliers across the Midwest and south will provide 200,000 gallons of additional milk to communities’ organizations and food banks until the end of August.

“At a time when dairy farmers have surplus [of] raw milk, we’re doubling down on our mission to reduce hunger and waste, says Erin Sharp, Kroger’s group vice president of manufacturing.

Feeding America will also transport the milk to local relief agencies according to a press release.

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