More than 1,000 Gallons of Milk Handed Out During District Milk Giveaway
Thanks to a donation from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the Whitesboro Central School District was able to give more than 1,000 gallons of milk to local residents in a District-wide milk giveaway.
On April 30, a group of District employees were at four school locations throughout the day – Deerfield Elementary, Whitesboro High School, Hart’s Hill Elementary and Parkway – to hand out gallons of milk to residents who stopped by to get them. Residents picking up milk remained in their cars, and masks were worn by all of those handing out milk and all of those who received it.
The District recently learned about the milk giveaway program being held throughout the state by DFA. Oneida County representatives and DFA decided to provide the same opportunity in the local region. On behalf of Oneida County, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES reached out to local school districts to offer the opportunity to pick up milk to be distributed in their school communities, and the Whitesboro Central School District was quick to say yes to this opportunity.
The District was provided 1,120 gallons of milk to be given out to the community, with the help of a refrigerated truck donated by Penske. On the day of the scheduled milk giveaway, a total of 69 gallons of milk were given out at Deerfield Elementary, 111 gallons at the high school, 137 at Hart’s Hill Elementary, and 559 at Parkway, for a combined total of 876 gallons of milk. The remaining 244 gallons of milk were given out the following day during pickups for student meals at the high school and Parkway.
Thank you to Dairy Farmers of America, Oneida County, and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES for making this opportunity possible for the Whitesboro Central School District.