Dairy farmers' excess milk gets a second life feeding the hungry

When automation caused a significant surplus and price drop of dairy products, one non-profit stepped up to ensure food – and farms – don’t go to waste. Philabundance, a food bank in Philadelphia, is working with cow ranchers to sell their foods while keeping hungry families fed in the city. After shifting farms from traditional milk packaging and sales, Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers struggled to keep family businesses afloat. According to a study by the Center for Dairy Excellence,...

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