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Sponsored: What is the 'milk drive?'

ingles dietitianQuestion:  What is this “Milk Drive” that I’ve heard Ingles is doing?

Answer:  Ingles, in cooperation with Feeding America, is selling Captain Protein Power icons to raise money to supply families with milk through Feeding America.

Feeding America is an umbrella organization for a network of food banks across the United States. The Great American Milk Drive is an initiative to provide families in need with coupons for milk through those food banks. In Western North Carolina that food bank is Manna Food Bank in Asheville. Manna Food Bank in turn works with the following food pantry organizations in Haywood County:

  • Beaverdam Community Development Club
  • Bethel Rural Community Pantry
  • Beulah Baptist Church
  • Fines Creek Community Development
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Haywood Christian Ministry
  • Maggie Valley United Methodist Church   
  • North Hominy Community Development
  • Pigeon Community Development
  • The Community Kitchen

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian

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