News from the American Dairy Association of Indiana:
The American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI), “Indiana Dairy Farmers” wanted to make sure that in these tough economic times Hoosiers received the Dietary Guidelines recommendation of three servings of dairy a day. The ADAI donated 620,000 pounds of milk to food banks across the state. Dairy farmers produce one of the most naturally nutrient rich beverages available to consumers and this donation was a true “Nutrient Stimulus Package” for their neighbors and communities in need.
The generosity of Indiana’s dairy producers enabled Hoosiers in need to enjoy the nutritional benefits of 47,699 gallons of milk, 9,276 eight-ounce servings of cheese, and 17,772 eight-ounce servings of yogurt. At a time when food banks and agencies are seeing a heavy increase in demand, this sizeable increase in available protein made a true impact to the 1,500 local charitable agencies in all 92 counties served by Feeding Indiana’s Hungry members (FIsH). FIsH is an organization that was formed to address the vital concern of feeding Indiana’s residents.
Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director for FIsH., (Left) presents Deb Osza, General Manager for ADAI (Right), with the 2009 Hunger Hero Award representing a ‘Thank You’ to Indiana Dairy Farmers’ for providing Indiana’s hungry 620,000 pounds of milk through their nutrient stimulus package promotions.
Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc. (MPSI) is the nonprofit planning and management organization of the American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc. and the Dairy & Nutrition Council, Inc. which are responsible for increasing demand for dairy products through nutrition education and advertising/promotion on behalf of Indiana’s dairy producers. For more information about these and other dairy checkoff programs, please contact Jenni Kerrigan at (317) 842-3060 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website winnersdrinkmilk.org