Milk Purchase Model
This program is a partnership between food banks and local milk brands that helps provide a constant supply of fresh milk to food banks and their agency partners at an affordable price. It’s structure can be tailored to the needs of each partnership.
Food banks establish business plan to purchase a consistent amount of milk directly from milk brands at an affordable price, providing agency partners, such as food pantries and soup kitchens, with regular access to nutrient-rich milk.
Milk Brand produces milk to fulfill the milk orders to provide a steady supply of milk to food banks/agencies at an established price via direct distribution to agency partners on their regular delivery route.
Agency partners such as food pantries and soup kitchens, increase clients’ access to nutrient-rich milk, helping meet F2E requirements. Agency partners are invited to participate by the food bank based on their set criteria, maintaining a minimum quantity of milk per order.
Regional dairy council provides connections between food banks and processors to work through program logistics and model options. Councils cannot negotiate pricing.
· We can offer program support for Milk 2 My Plate Purchase Model through exploration of grants, sponsorships and consumer donations (e.g., providing coolers in return for the establishment of a Milk Purchase Model program).
· We can offer health and wellness materials to food banks to distribute to clients.
See the program in action
Questions about this program?
- Contact Michelle Van Pelt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program details are updated often. Please check back frequently.
Last updated: Sept. 22, 2022