This season, as families all around NJ prepare for big holiday celebrations, it’s a good reminder that the holidays might look much different for others in our community who are struggling. In fact, one in six families with children experience food insecurity in NJ. While food bank contributions help fill in some of the gaps, families are often not getting an essential they want and need—milk. Though milk is the most requested item at food banks, it’s also the least donated one (mostly food banks lack the refrigeration needed to store fresh milk). Yet NJ-based Tuscan Dairy aims to change that this holiday season with The Giving Cow, a program providing nutritious shelf-stable milk to food banks. Read on to learn more about the Giving Cow and Tuscan Dairies and how you can ensure local families will have milk at their table this holiday season.
How the Giving Cow is helping families in need
Founded in 1918, Tuscan Dairy Farms has been delivering fresh and delicious dairy products to families in NJ for over a century. It’s a local company helping locally—the milk comes from family farmers in the New Jersey community. So it’s no surprise that Tuscan Dairy wants to help out the community and less fortunate by providing a delicious and nutritious option to food banks that don’t have the storage for cold, fresh milk with a short expiration date. Families who want milk often go without, and those that do only receive about a gallon each year (what most of us use in a week). And that’s why The Giving Cow is so needed right now—the shelf-stable milk lasts up to an entire year without refrigeration and provides essential nutrients to families who need it most.
How you can help
This holiday season, you can also play a part in helping families get the Giving Cow milk on their tables. Each time you purchase ANY Tuscan milk, you are helping Tuscan provide shelf-stable milk to the food banks serving NJ families in your community. It’s a small gesture that goes a long way to ensure that all NJMOMs and their families don’t have to go without this season and beyond. Want to know more about how The Giving Cow and Tuscan Dairy are making an impact on your community? Scan the QR code on your purchase of Tuscan milk and sign up for text updates to learn more about The Giving Cow—because, in this season of giving, no gesture is too small to make a big difference.
This post is sponsored by Tuscan Dairy, supporting all NJMOMs and their families in the community.