The Great American Milk Drive was held successfully on Saturday, October 25th. Six selected Hannaford Supermarkets collected donated gallons of milk from shoppers. Over 300 gallons were donated and distributed to the Vermont Foodbank’s network partners.

You can join the Vermont Foodbank and local dairy farmers in continued support of the Great American Milk Drive today:

  • Visit to make a donation online. Via your zip code, your donation will go directly to the Feeding America food bank that serves your area.
  • Text MILK to 27722 to give $5 to Feeding America

The Great American Milk Drive is a national initiative aimed at providing highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most. The local effort benefits the Vermont Foodbank and involves Hannaford Supermarkets, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Booth Bros. Dairy, Monument Farms Dairy, the New England Dairy Promotion Board’s Must Be the Milk program, and New England’s dairy farmers.

Great American Milk Drive

Before the drive, organizers met at the Vermont Foodbank and toured the Barre facility. Pictured below are Chris Pierson, Cabot Creamery Cooperative; Sylvester Chase, Booth Bros. Dairy Warehouse Manager; Tom Abbiati, Vermont Foodbank; Jerry Booth, Booth Bros. Dairy; Jolinda LaClair, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets; Alex Bornstein, Vermont Foodbank; Jeanette Segale, Hannaford Supermarkets; Gary Wheelock, New England Dairy Promotion Board; Vermont dairy farmer Jane Clifford; and John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank. (Photos by Karen Pike)