Free milk and food drive-thru event Tuesday at Jefferson Community College in Watertown

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND ESSENTIAL NUTRITION RETURNS TO WATERTOWN

FREE Milk Drive-Thru Event Scheduled for Jefferson Community College on Tuesday, August 18

WHAT:  The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (C.F.A.P.) and Nourish New York government-funded grant programs have made it possible for local community organizations to provide much needed food to those in need.

WHO:   American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) is working with processor Dairy Farmers of America and USDA-approved vendor Renzi Foodservice, along with the community organizations recipients—Jefferson Community College, as well as additional community partners—to help distribute more than 4,000 gallons of milk and 21,000 pounds of additional food through a local milk drive-thru event. Each vehicle will receive two gallons of milk and one food box containing 20 pounds of produce. A total of 1,080 food boxes will be distributed, while supplies last.

WHERE/WHEN:   Jefferson Community College (1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601) on Tuesday, August 18 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

HOW:    To ensure the safety and health of all involved in the distribution, there will be a drive- thru distribution process for this event. All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and will be prompted to open their trunk to receive milk. If cars do not have a trunk, they will be prompted to open their window. Walk-ups will not be permitted. No registration or paperwork is required for this distribution.

WHY:   Milk and dairy foods are an important source of essential nutrients. Local dairy farmers are committed to producing wholesome, nourishing milk for families throughout the community.

By the end of August, ADANE, USDA approved purchasing partners and local community organizations will have distributed more than 500,000 gallons of milk since the milk give-away events began in June.