October news & updates
Sustainability at NYMB
The New York Milk Bank is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by following the principles of Zero Waste without compromising the safety and quality of our milk and our facility. 
Here's Julie Bouchet-Horwitz with Ethan Kravitz from Green Business Partnership!
The Green Business Partnership is a mission-driven nonprofit membership organization that awards official green business certification. NYMB is applying for certification. 
We partner with Right Cycle to divert our business waste from going to landfills.
Since opening, NYMB has diverted 528 lbs. of gloves from landfills!
NYMB Team Updates
Here is Roseanne Motti our Director of Community Relations with Katie from Volunteer New York! Roseanne dropped off six bags of food for People to People in Nanuet. Since the pandemic, more families are experiencing food insecurity. Food pantries need your help! 
Please donate to your local food pantry today! 
Our Lab Technicians, Gil (L) and Jacques (R), pasteurizing and pouring milk.
Intern Myriam (L) and our Accounts Coordinator Katherine (R) checking in milk.
Normalize Breast Milk
"Helping people understand that there’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding a child ― and that mothers have the legal right to do it wherever they’re allowed to be ― can go a long way toward building a more tolerant society. And it can start at a young age."
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is October 25-31, 2020.
NLPPW aims to help individuals, organizations, and state and local governments to work together to reduce childhood exposure to lead.
  • 79% of New York housing was built before 1978 and is likely to contain lead-based paint
  • 32% of New York housing was built before 1930.
  • If you live in an older home or apartment, talk to your healthcare provider and get your family tested for lead. 
Donor Story
Donor Mom Kristen
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to have done this. When I was on maternity leave, I worked really hard to build up a stash for when I returned to work. I was only back to work 3 months before COVID hit. Little did I know, I’d be spending the next 6 months at home working and not really using my stash as Owen was home with me. When I realized how much milk I actually had, I knew Owen was getting close to turning one and I didn’t want any of my milk to go to waste or expire before it could be used. I thought the next best thing I could do is donate it! I didn’t want all that hard work to go to waste and I know there are babies out there who could certainly use the “liquid gold!” I’m so happy to be able to share with other babies in need!"