Growing up, one of my favorite after school snacks was a bowl of frozen blueberries with milk poured over them. The milk would freeze around the edges of the blueberries making them look like little frozen stars. It was a naturally sweet and healthy snack my mother couldn’t say no to.
I don’t think I could picture my childhood without milk. It was a staple in our house of three boys, and me, who all were active athletes. My parents knew that milk was important for our bones to grow strong and healthy. Now, grown up, with a son of my own, I make sure he drinks his milk because I want him to grow up strong and healthy, too.
Sadly, there are many kids out there who do not get enough milk. Milk is one of the top items requested at food banks, but it’s rarely donated. That’s why Eat More of It, Florida Dairy Farmers, and FLBlogCon are teaming up to tell you about the Great American Milk Drive. By donating, you can help families get the milk they need. Your donation will deliver nutritious milk to families in your community. So far, almost 62,000 gallons of milk have been donated.
Go to http://milklife.com/give to check out how you can donate. You can also see how many gallons have been donated in your state. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a great example of one of the many location that are collecting and distributing donations to families in need.