Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jola Szubielski, Lisa Koumjian 518-457-0752

June 15, 2016

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Joins the Great American Milk Drive to Benefit Children and Families in Need

Shoppers Encouraged to Help Fill the Truck for Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York


    In celebration of Dairy Month and to encourage donations through the month of June, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is teaming up with New York dairy farmers, the American Dairy Association North East, and Price Chopper/Market 32 for The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver milk to children and families in need.  All donations made through this partnership will directly benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s 23-county service area. An on-site collection of milk donations will also take place.
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (press conference)
    Fill the Truck event runs 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
    Joanne Dwyer, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
    Mona Golub, Price Chopper
    Dairy Farmer Kris Brock of Brock Family Dairy Farm   
    Former NFL NY Jet Tony Richardson
    Melissa Malcolm, MilkPEP
    Price Chopper/Market 32
    15 Park Ave
    Clifton Park, NY 12065
* Please RSVP to Lisa Koumjian at 518-457-0752. *

2016 Press Releases