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Jewel-Osco Partners With The Great American Milk Drive During National Dairy Month

Melissa Hill

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Jun 1st, 2015

Great American Milk

Jewel-Osco is proud to announce participation in The Great American Milk Drive.  Throughout the month of June, you can help bring fresh, nutritious milk to families and children in need by donating $1, $3 or $5 at the register at all Jewel-Osco locations.  The best part about this program is that all donations stay local and will benefit families in our communities.

The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most, is working to change that. That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in food banks across northern Illinois. Local families and children in need are missing out on the essential nutrients that milk provides, and especially during the summer months when more 22 million children across the country lose regular access to nutrient-rich milk because in-school free and reduced price meal programs end.

According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it’s rarely donated due to its perishable nature. In fact, on average, Feeding America food banks are only able to provide their clients the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

Milk is naturally-nutrient-rich with 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 ounce serving and is the top food source of three of the nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.  Next time you are at the register, please consider making a donation to help bring local families and children the milk they need.

2 Responses to Jewel-Osco Partners With The Great American Milk Drive During National Dairy Month

  1. Diana Cruz 07/10/2016 at 6:32 pm

    isn’t it funny. I just want to know how much milk is at the closest store , and I get nothing but stupid ads, and everything else. You need to revamp your site so when people want to find out one thing, they can.

    • Customer Support 11/10/2016 at 8:24 pm

      Diana, we appreciate the feedback and have shared your comments with our Web Design Team for further improvement. Thank you for your time. -Julio

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