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Food banks running low on milk

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Wisconsin milk is in short supply at food banks for the hungry -- and there's a new effort to change that. The Midwest Dairy Council is working with farmers, milk companies, and the Feeding America food program on what they call "The Great American Milk Drive." Council dietitian Stephanie Cundith says milk is one of the least-donated food items, and it's the most requested by food banks and their users. She tells the Brownfield Ag News Service says that Feeding America gets less than a gallon of milk donations each year for each needy person that's served.

Perishable milk itself is not donated. Instead, money donations are turned into vouchers which recipients can redeem at stores. Officials say the donations stay in the areas where they're given. For more information, log onto Milklife-Dot-Com-slash-Give.