After making a big splash in announcing their plants were over-capacity, Michigan Milk Producers Association, farmer-owned cooperative in the state of Michigan, announced yesterday it would donate 22,700 gallons of milk to the Food Bank Council of Michigan. MMPA President Ken Nobis made the announcment at Halbert Dairy Farm, Battle Creek, Mich. Nobis said that 22,700 gallons of 2% milk were processed at-cost by Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., and represent 200,000 pounds of milk.
"This donation comes at a time of great need," said Dr. Phillip Knight, executive director of Food Bank Council of Michigan said in a release. "During summer vacation, thousands of Michigan students are no longer able to rely on the meal they received at school. Thanks to MMPA and Prairie Farms Dairy Inc., food banks throughout the state will be able to provide milk to children and families in need."