The National Farmers home office staff is stepping up to help less-fortunate residents in Ames, Iowa. The Mid-Iowa Community Action food pantry in Ames is constantly short of fresh milk for their clients. So, National Farmers Organization National Secretary Dave Reed came up with a plan to not only assist Ames residents, but also help dairy farmers in the process. “There is a movement across the U.S. based on the idea that a small act of kindness can have a positive effect on the supply of milk,” Reed said. “Food pantries have a great demand for fresh milk from those in need of assistance, and by contributing milk, we can stimulate the overall consumption of dairy products.” “It feels great to know that we, as National Farmers staff, can promote dairy and help our community at the same time, said Membership Administrator Judy Krier.” “I’m grateful for the opportunity National Farmers gives me to help people in need,” said Dairy Administration Assistant Kris Tillo. MICA’s vision is communities without poverty. They help create collaborative communities that are responsive to change and address the causes and conditions of poverty. They help build safe and healthy communities that offer abundant opportunities for all people to thrive.
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