Great American Milk Drive

Dec 5, 2020 | Families, Opportunities

Milk is one of the most requested and least donated items at food banks. On average, people served by food banks receive the equivalent of less than 1 gallon per person per year.

COVID-19’s economic impact has dramatically increased food insecurity, especially among children.


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Infographic Sources
  1. Feeding America, “The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity,” June 3, 2020, 
  2. USDA, “Household Food Security In the United States in 2018,” September 2019,, cited by Feeding America, “Map the Meal Gap 2020,” 2020, 
  3. Feeding America, “The Impact of Coronavirus on Local Food Insecurity,” May 19, 2020, 
  4. Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, “Visualizing Food Insecurity,” July 14, 2020, 
  5. Northwestern University, “Estimates of Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 Crisis: Results from the COVID Impact Survey, Week 1 (April 20-26, 2020),” May 13, 2020, 

“Milk is a luxury item. Our families are always excited when we can offer milk.”


United Food Bank

Milk is a nutrient powerhouse – providing 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per serving – and is the top food source of three of the nutrients most likely to be missing from kids’ diets: calcium, vitamin D and potassium. You can help get nutrient-rich milk to kids and families in our community who struggle with food insecurity.

Your online donation of as little as $5 to The Great American Milk Drive will deliver milk to the following Arizona organizations: St. Mary’s Food Bank, United Food Bank, Yuma Community Food Bank, and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Milk is in many Americans’ refrigerators. When people need more, they pick up a gallon at the grocery store. Watch what happens when shoppers discover what missing milk really means.

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