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Maryland and Virginia dairy farmers give back to the community

Posted at 2:09 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:16:03-04

Effects of COVID-19 including school closures, job furloughs and decreased donations to food banks are having dramatic outcomes for families in need of food assistance. Because of this, Washington County Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers are stepped up to provide free milk in Washington County.

The team of dairy farmers gave away 1,000 gallons of milk to people who drove up for the donation and another 1,160 gallons of whole milk was donated to a local food bank.

The event happened on #GivingTuesday in the Valley Mall parking lot in Hagerstown.

“Maryland & Virginia members have come together, to work for the greater good of their communities by providing nutritious Maola Milk to those in need during this time of crisis," said Lindsay Reames, Director of Sustainability and External Relations, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative. “We are proud of the work that our members do every day to care for their farms, families and communities”