Dec. 11 2019 02:20 PM

Vital partnership with New Hope Ministries Mechanicsburg boosts health, lifts spirits during holiday season

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Milk is one of the most requested items

American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), in partnership with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, will boost nutrition options for Pennsylvanians served by New Hope Ministries by donating a refrigeration unit to make available additional fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich fluid milk at New Hope’s Mechanicsburg center.

On behalf of dairy farmers, ADANE donated more than 60 milk refrigeration units to food banks in Pennsylvania and New York to store fresh milk bought through a discount purchase program of Feeding Pennsylvania’s Fill A Glass With Hope®, American Dairy Association North East and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, one of the leading advocacy organizations for Pa.’s 6,200 dairy farms.

“At this time of year, many generous Pennsylvanians donate non-perishable food items to their local food banks. However, they do not realize that fresh milk is one of the most requested yet least donated food items,” said Amy Hill, director of community engagement and advocacy of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “During this season of giving, we are proud to partner with ADANE and Pa.’s dairy farmers to donate a refrigeration unit to New Hope Ministries to help more of our neighbors in need enjoy the delicious, nutritious benefits of fresh milk.”

“This donation by ADANE, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and our dairy farmers is a lifeline to neighbors in need,” noted Eric Saunders, executive director of New Hope Ministries. “The people we serve include working individuals who simply cannot make ends meet, senior citizens on fixed incomes, people with disabilities or illnesses, victims of job loss or spousal abandonment and people suffering from other crises. The larger quantities of fresh milk we now can provide will nourish their bodies and spirits at this holiday season and throughout the new year.”

WHO: Amy Hill, director of community engagement and advocacy, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (also representing American Dairy Association North East)

Eric Saunders, executive director, New Hope Ministries

WHAT: ADANE and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank donate cooler for fresh milk to New Hope Ministries

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: New Hope Ministries, 5228 E. Trindle Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks and food pantries serving Pennsylvanians in need.

One 8-ounce serving of milk delivers 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients to build strong bodies and boost overall health.

CPFB serves more than 1,000 partner agencies across 27 counties and has distributed more than 4 million servings of milk to those partners, making it the largest distributor of charitable milk in Pa.

Last year, New Hope Ministries served 5,740 people at its Mechanicsburg location.

Central Pa. Hunger Facts:

  • Hunger affects every community in Pennsylvania.
  • 1 in 10 Central Pennsylvanians is food insecure.
  • 1 in 6 children in Central Pa. faces hunger every day.
  • Each month, CPFB serves more than 135,000 individuals in need.

About American Dairy Association North East:

American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council® and the regional consolidation of three promotion organizations including the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. Committed to nutrition education and research-based communications, ADANE provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier nation, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Funded by dairy checkoff dollars from more than 10,000 dairy farm families in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and northern Virginia, ADANE works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™ to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the North East region. For more information, visit

About Central Pennsylvania Food Bank:

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing hunger in 27 counties across central Pennsylvania. By working with more than 1,000 local agencies and programs, we serve more than 135,000 people in need each month through our two Healthy Food Hubs, located in Harrisburg and Williamsport. For more information, visit

About New Hope Ministries:

New Hope Ministries is a community-based, Christian, social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by meeting the needs of low income families and individuals through our crisis assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Littlestown, Mechanicsburg, New Oxford, and the West Shore. New Hope provides help with food, housing, utility and transportation needs to 22,000 individuals from 9,300 different families every year. In addition, New Hope offers youth programs for underprivileged children to help prepare them for success in school and life. For more information, visit