Community highlights: Free milk and food to be distributed
Pennsylvania dairy farmers are working to provide free milk and food to Franklin County residents needing help during the Coronavirus pandemic.
About 27,000 pounds of free food and milk will be available for distribution at two locations Friday, Oct. 16. These will be drive-through events at 4:30 p.m. at these locations:
- Franklin Fire Company on the corner of West King and Franklin Streets
- Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave.
Eight hundred food boxes, each containing about 34 pounds worth of food, will be distributed.
The box will include a gallon of milk and an assortment of dairy, produce and meat items. Each vehicle will receive one box, while supplies last.
To ensure the safety and health of all involved in the distribution, there will be a drive-thru distribution process for this event.
Drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles. They will need to open their trunk to receive food products. Food boxes will be distributed through windows if the vehicle does not have a trunk. The event does not require registration or paperwork.
Dairy foods are an important source of essential nutrients. Pennsylvania dairy farmers have tirelessly worked to feed community residents since the pandemic began, officials running the event said.
These farmers, thru ADANE and its partners, have distributed more than 800,000 gallons of milk via nearly 200 drive-thru and drop-off events throughout ADANE’s region since April.
This event is for any family or individual in the community needing food assistance.