Mayor’s Milk Initiative begins distributions

Free milk
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Special to The Dallas Examiner

 

Mayor Eric Johnson announced Friday the planned sites and dates for the distribution of thousands of gallons of free milk through the Mayor’s Milk Initiative, a partnership with Borden Dairy, Dallas ISD and local faith leaders.

“The Mayor’s Milk Initiative will help many Dallas families who are facing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Johnson said. “During difficult times, the people of our city, our business community, and our institutions have always rallied to help our neighbors in need, and this initiative is the latest example of what we can accomplish by working together.”

Dallas-based Borden will deliver the milk to schools and houses of worship. And at those 16 sites, faith-based volunteers and participating nonprofits will distribute the milk to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative is made possible by the Department of Agriculture’s new Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which is part of Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program.

“Dallas is our home, and we are proud to expand our local donation initiatives with the support of the mayor, the Dallas ISD and other non-profit partners,” said Borden CEO Tony Sarsam.

The first two distributions were Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center and St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Upcoming distributions are as follows:

 

Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon

  • George W. Truett Elementary, 1811 Gross Road

 

Friday from 9 a.m. to noon

  • Solar Preparatory School for Girls, 2617 N. Henderson Ave.

 

Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon

  • Charles Rice Learning Center, 2425 Pine St.
  • Dan D. Rogers Elementary School, 5314 Abrams Road
  • Lee A. McShan Jr. Elementary School, 8307 Meadow Road
  • Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary School, 2727 Knoxville St.
  • Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center, 4200 Metropolitan Ave.
  • Ronald E McNair Elementary, 3150 Bainbridge Drive.
  • The Potter’s House, 6777 W. Kiest Blvd.

 

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • J. W. Ray Learning Center, 2211 Caddo St.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center, 1817 Warren Ave.
  • N.W. Harlee Early Childhood Center, 1216 E. 8th St.

 

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Herbert Marcus Elementary School, 26911 Northaven Road

 

Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • James Bowie Elementary School, 330 N Marsalis Ave.

Borden received the USDA’s largest award under the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and plans to distribute a total of 700 million servings of milk in the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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