On behalf of its dairy farmers, American Dairy Association North East delivered Domino’s and Pizza Hut pizza to support essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the current disruption in the dairy supply chain, dairy farmers can relate to the challenges that all essential workers are dealing with during these unusual times,” said ADA North East CEO Rick Naczi. “Delivering pizza to those risking their own safety to benefit others is just a small way for dairy farmers to show their gratitude.”
To date pizza deliveries include:
- 50 pizzas to the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
- 10 pizzas to the 39th Precinct of Philadelphia Police Department
- 10 pizzas to a fire house/medic station in Philadelphia, Pa.
- 15 pizzas to the Teall Avenue Post Office in Syracuse, N.Y.
- 15 pizzas to a Shop Rite in Silver Spring, Md.
- 15 pizzas to a Shop Rite in Timonium, Md.
- 8 pizzas to the Westmoreland Food Bank near Pittsburgh, Pa.
On the national front, Domino’s Pizza, one of dairy checkoff’s partners, is donating about 10 million slices of pizza to support essential workers and families within its local communities. Each of the nation’s 6,126 stores is expected to give away 200 pizzas, including the more than 1,000 stores in the ADA North East territory.
Pizza Hut is also a dairy checkoff partner, and along with McDonald’s and Taco Bell, have grown dairy use by 1.3 billion pounds from 2014-2019.
For more information about ADA North East call 315.472.9143.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com, or call 315.472.9143.