Take the 10 Gallon Challenge!
Fall is almost here, and September is a great time to support your local farmers and your local community. Hunger knows no season, and so this fall we are taking the #10GallonChallenge to support our local food banks and our dairy farmers.
On social media, a farm broadcaster put out the challenge to purchase 10 gallons of milk from your local grocery store and drop them off at your nearest food bank. Here at South Dakota Farm Families, we took that challenge and donated 10 gallons of milk to Feeding South Dakota. Dairy products are one of the most requested items at food banks, however they make up only 5% of total donations. This is one easy way to help out the families in your community.
Milk is a nutrient dense food, and like all dairy products has nine essential nutrients to help your body stay healthy. The top nutrients are calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and protein, which build muscles. These nutrients are important for people of all ages! The 10 gallons of milk we donated were whole milk, which has just 3.25 % fat. Per cup, milk has 8 grams of protein, and 35% of the calcium you need each day.
Now we pass the challenge on to you, pick up 10 gallons of milk and drop it off at a food bank. If you don’t have time to stop at the store, you can donate through HyVee to the Great American milk drive. Just tell the cashier how many gallons of milk you want to donate, and they will add it to your receipt! This fall, we challenge you take the #10GallonChallenge, and then pass the challenge on to someone else.
Listen to this week's Farmer's Daughter segment here: 9.17.18 FD 10 Gallon Challenge.mp3
Be sure to tune in to KELO 107.9FM during 10AM each Monday to catch the newest Farmer's Daughter segment!