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Dairy company helps get milk to food banks

Dairy company helps food distribution nonprofit provide for food banks and shelters.

Kent dairy delivery company Smith Brothers Farms, in partnership with Dairy Farmers of Washington, plans to donate thousands of gallons milk to Food Lifeline, a Western Washington nonprofit food distribution agency.

For every quart of Smith Brothers Farms Holiday Egg Nog sold before Dec. 13, the company will donate a quart of milk to Food Lifeline.

“Fresh milk and dairy products are much needed and highly valued at food banks and meal programs throughout Western Washington,” Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline, said in a news release. “On an average day, Food Lifeline captures over 5,000 pounds of assorted dairy products through our Grocery Rescue program and purchases another 3,300 gallons of fresh milk each month on behalf of our agencies. This promotion will allow more kids, seniors and families to get the fresh milk they need, thanks to the support of Smith Brothers Farms and the Dairy Farmers of Washington.”

Food Lifeline supports 275 food banks, meal programs and shelters throughout Western Washington.

“We believe that everyone deserves fresh milk,” Dustin Highland, chief operation officer of Smith Brothers Farms, said. “This partnership is great opportunity to provide fresh dairy to those in need.”



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