We care deeply about our communities and the health and wellbeing of our nation. The dairy community has made significant contributions to child health and wellness and continues to address the issue of food insecurity in America. Each year, dairy works with local food banks to provide the essential nutrients found in dairy foods to those in need.

Food Insecurity

One in six children in the U.S. faces hunger, and for them, the summer months could bring additional hardship. Child hunger becomes more prevalent at this time, as upward of 18 million children may lose access to the nutritious meals from the free or reduced-price school meal programs they depend on during the school year. As a result, they could miss out on important nutrition their growing bodies need, including the essential nutrients found in dairy foods.