New England Dairy continues to work with our schools and partners to develop solutions that get meals and milk to students and support the nutritional needs of families in our communities. To date we’ve purchased and donated 1,280 portable milk coolers to 67 districts across New England.
Milk continues to be an important part of school meals and is being provided with every meal. Our State Departments of Education, in collaboration with USDA, are offering schools flexibility on the type and size of milk being distributed to accommodate distribution sites that are providing more than one meal at a time.
Our partner GENYOUth announced a
last week for up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. Almost 400 schools in New England have already submitted applications.
New England Dairy is exploring how we can bring in additional funding from local foundations to expand our grant support to schools.