Thousands Of Gallons Of Milk Donated To Feeding South Dakota

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at the Sioux Falls Food Pantry. But, inventory is going up in a big way thanks to the generosity of thousands of people.

Through a new program called The Great American Milk Drive, the Sioux Empire community, along with Hyee, Dean Foods and Land O Lakes donated 10,300 gallons of milk.

The first delivery of 400 gallons arrived at Feeding South Dakota Monday morning. There will be similar scenes like this every week for the next 25 weeks.

Feeding South Dakota officials says this is monumental for the organization and they people they serve.

“What that really means, for the first time ever in our organization’s history, every individual who comes through the pantry is going to be receiving a gallon of milk,” says Matt Gassen, Executive Director of Feeding South Dakota.

This is the first year of the Great American Milk Drive. Feeding South Dakota says it’s hopeful this becomes an annual event.