WATERFORD – The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania announced Thursday the launch of the Fill a Glass with Hope pilot program.
The program is expected to provide more than 8,146 quarts of fresh milk through its network of agencies this year.
“Milk is immediately associated with its positive benefits, including making bones and teeth strong,” said Karen Seggi, executive director of Second Harvest.
Local dairy farmers, officials and Second Harvest employees gathered Thursday at Loper Farm in Waterford for the announcement.
Second Harvest has a distributor’s license, which enables them to buy milk in bulk at a reduced cost from Meadow Brook Dairy, and then distribute the nutrient-rich drink to various food pantry’s across northwest Pennsylvania.
Families will need to go through their respective agencies to be a recipient of the new milk program.