Dairy Farmers of Ontario is making an additional donation of $100,000 and up to 200,000 litres of incremental milk to Feed Ontario, formerly the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
This is in addition to the more than one million litres donated to food banks annually with the association's partners at the Ontario Dairy Council (ODC) and the Ontario Milk Transport Association (OMTA).
These incremental donations, along with the longstanding annual donations will help support over 500,000 people during a challenging time which has put unprecedented stress on food banks to provide emergency food support for Ontario residents in need.
As dairy farmers, we put great importance on feeding and supporting the communities where we live and work, so for the past 25 years it has always been a natural fit to support food banks through Feed Ontario,” says Murray Sherk, Chair, Dairy Farmers of Ontario. “We’re proud that residents in need across Ontario can always rely on access to the highest quality dairy thanks to the ongoing contributions we can make alongside all of our partners at the ODC and OMTA.”