We began in October 2020 the Milk Pail “Pay it Forward” food fund. Why?, after we re-started the Milk Pail as a PopUp, we began donating some bananas, greens, citrus and cheese to some local non-profits that cook meals or deliver bagged foods. Quickly we saw that the demand for food by these terrific local non-profits was far greater than anything we expected. The Milk Pail knew that it had the connections to obtain fresh produce, discounted cheese and overstocked bulk foods from several of our well respected vendors. However, to make a meaningful difference, we knew we should try to reach out to our own community of customers for financial help. If the Milk Pail and our customers teamed up, it was our hope that we could fund a meaningful food shortage need in our local community. After three months, the Pay it Forward fund with contributions from our customers and the Milk Pail has reached approximately $ 25,000 in very needed food donations.
- Thank you to those who have donated, and to those who may in the future!