The 2019 Fill a Glass with Hope kick-off event was held at the 103rd PA Farm Show back in January. Since then, Feeding Pennsylvania’s executive director, Jane Clements-Smith, sat down with us to talk about the program’s success so far in 2019.
“As it has remained since the programs inception, milk is one of the most requested items in the charitable food network, yet it is rarely donated. Through Fill a Glass with Hope®, Feeding PA’s member food banks have the funding to ensure that families facing hunger in Pennsylvania have access to the essential nutrients that milk has to offer continuing into 2019,” noted Clements-Smith.
Launched in 2015 in Central Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, Fill a Glass with Hope® later expanded to become the first statewide charitable fresh milk distribution program in the country. In 2016, Cabot proudly participated in the program with funding that helped bring the program to Susquehanna County, PA.
Cabot’s funding for Fill a Glass with Hope assists the Harry & Jeanette CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank so that they can purchase and deliver the fresh milk to Susquehanna County families that need it.
“2019 is already off to a great start with more than 675,000 servings of milk distributed through our program, 23,000 of them through the CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. We are grateful to our generous donors, including Cabot, for their continued commitment to fighting hunger in Pennsylvania,” Clements-Smith added.
How to Help
On average, $1 provides eight servings*, or one half-gallon, of nutrient-rich fresh milk!
To contribute, visit: FeedingPA.org/milk