NEWS: Food Waste

Feeding Families in Need: Renewable Energy Companies Enter the Mix


As U.S. food assistance programs grapple with overwhelming demand during the coronavirus pandemic, some in New England are finding support from unusual partners—renewable energy companies.

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Turning Manure Into Money


When Randy Jordan, a fifth-generation dairy farmer in central Massachusetts, looked into turning manure from his 300 cows into natural gas more than a decade ago, he just wanted to find a way to lower his increasingly painful electric bill.

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How Massachusetts Farms Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy


Americans waste a lot of food. As much as 40 percent of the country’s food supply gets thrown out, according to federal data.

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Dairy Farmers to Give Away Free Milk in Boston


Dairy farmers across the country have been forced to dump milk they can’t sell into their fields – an awful waste of their hard work, and of valuable food.

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PBS NewsHour Waste Not


In the final episode of the special series this week on food waste, PBS News Hour series “Waste Not, Want Not” looks at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of spoiled and surplus food in this country. Special correspondent Allison Aubrey visited a state where dairy farmers are using it to power their farms and more.

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Farmers Feeding Families Plainville, MA Milk Donation Event on June 4, 2020


On June 4, 2020 in Plainville, MA Vanguard Renewables and MA State Representative Shawn Dooley teamed up to distribute gallons of milk to families in need. It was one of four Farmers Feeding Families events sponsored by Vanguard Renewables.

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Local farms donate thousands of gallons of milk to those in need as market dissolves


Dairy farmers have been forced to dump milk due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response, Dairy Farmers of America has partnered with Vanguard Renewables and HP Hood to fund the donation of 8,600 gallons of milk from Massachusetts farms to local families in need.

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People in need received free milk donated by Dairy Farmers of America Massachusetts farms – CBS Boston Coverage


People in need received free milk donated by Dairy Farmers of America Massachusetts farms. Volunteers distributed all 8,600 gallons of milk to approximately 4000 Boston-area residents who arrived by car, motorcycle, bike, and on foot to the May 7 event.

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8600 Gallons of milk given away to Boston area residents–WCVB News Coverage


Volunteers from Jordan Dairy Farms, Vanguard Renewables, DFA, and the MA National Guard distributed 8,600 gallons of milk to approximately 4000 Boston-area residents.

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Dairy Farmers Give Away Free Milk – NBC News Coverage


Thanks to everyone who made this Farmers Feeding Families milk donation event possible particularly the Massachusetts members of Dairy Farmers of America. 8,600 gallons of milk were distributed to approximately 4000 families and individuals.

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