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Prairie Farms donates 500 gallons of milk to Community Harvest Food Bank

John R. Wolf, chief executive officer of Community Harvest Food Bank, right, holds one of the 500 gallons of milk donated Wednesday by Prairie Farms. (Courtesy photo)
John R. Wolf, chief executive officer of Community Harvest Food Bank, right, holds one of the 500 gallons of milk donated Wednesday by Prairie Farms. (Courtesy photo)
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 05:15 pm

They've got milk: 500 gallons of it.

Prairie Farms donated the 1% milk Wednesday to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. Food bank users have a high demand for dairy products year-round, according to a news release. This milk will go to 500 families through the food bank's Community Cupboard pantry.

“Prairie Farms has been an incredible partner in the fight against hunger,” said John Wolf, chief executive officer of Community Harvest in the release. “Last year alone, they donated more than 86,000 pounds of dairy products to Community Harvest.

“This is part of the celebration of National Dairy Month,” said Chuck McQuaig, general manager, Prairie Farms Fort Wayne Division. “We're donating 500 gallons of milk to our local food bank, and Prairie Farms is donating 14,500 gallons of milk to food banks throughout the Midwest. Community Harvest does such a great job within our community and we want to support them.”

Prairie Farms customers can also give through its Our Caps, Your Cause charitable giving program. They can peel off the cap sticker from a product to reveal a redeemable code, and enter the cap code online to support Community Harvest Food Bank.

Community Harvest provides food to 21,100 people a week.

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