News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

June 30, 2014

500 gallons of milk donated to balance kids’ summer meals

Seller makes large dairy donation to foodbank

TERRE HAUTE — A 500-gallon milk donation arrived at Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank on Monday, as Prairie Farms donated “moo juice” as part of the Great American Milk Drive.

The 125 cases of milk will be distributed among the 95 member agencies in seven counties that receive food from the Terre Haute foodbank.

“During the summer months, when kids are out of school, they may not receive enough food,” said Jennifer Buell of Catholic Charities. “Milk is a big part of development, so in addition to our member agencies, we are working with 11 summer feeding sites where milk is a big part of their lunch programs.”

The 500-gallon donation from Prairie Farms was a first for the Terre Haute foodbank. Area residents are also invited to make contributions to the milk drive by going online to, or by text messaging “Milk” to 27722.

Donations start at $5, and can be designated to the local Feeding America food bank by providing a zip code with the donation. The donations will result in vouchers for milk that will be given to families who visit a food pantry.

According to Feeding America, hunger impacts one in six Americans, including 16 million children who lack access to nutritionally adequate food. Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank is a certified affiliate of Feeding America, the national foodbank network. The Terre Haute foodbank provides 2.5 million meals each  year to people in Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties through 95 member agencies and 18 mobile food pantries.

Reporter Lisa Trigg can be reached at 812-231-4254 or Follow her on Twitter @TribStarLisa.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Broken Water Main Floods UCLA In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Wisc. Twins Celebrate a Century of Laughter Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City Bull Run Comes to Middle America Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010