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


By Meghan Sorensen Globe Correspondent,Updated May 6, 2020, 5:57 p.m.

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

Dairy farmers have been forced to dump milk into manure pits or down the drain since the commercial market dissolved practically overnight due to the coronavirus pandemic. With schools and restaurants closed, dairy farmers are stuck with gallons of milk they cannot sell.

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.

The Farmers Feeding Families event will be held Thursday at Boston College High School in Boston. Attendees will be allowed to take 2 gallons of milk per car or by walk-up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until the milk is gone. All participants must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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