CORRECTED: Mayor's Milk Initiative to begin fourth round of milk giveaways

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Office of the Mayor, Eric Johnson

June 17, 2020

Tristan Hallman
Chief of Policy and Communications | 469.785.1421

Mayor's Milk Initiative to begin fourth round of milk giveaways

This press release has been corrected to reflect the new time of the George Truett distribution.

DALLAS — The Mayor's Milk Initiative will resume Thursday with a fourth round of sites scheduled for distributions.

The initiative is a partnership between Mayor Eric Johnson, Dallas-based Borden Dairy, Dallas ISD, and local faith leaders. The program will continue at least through the end of June.

During the first round of distributions, the Mayor’s Milk Initiative handed out 12,595 gallons of milk and approximately 230,000 pounds of food from the North Texas Food Bank. More than 6,400 families — a total of more than 24,000 people — were helped.

During the second round of distributions, the Mayor’s Milk Initiative gave 8,076 gallons of milk to 3,500 families, reaching more than 11,000 people.

And during the third round, the Mayor’s Milk Initiative distributed nearly 9,000 gallons of milk to nearly 3,000 families, helping about 12,000 people.

In total, nearly 30,000 gallons of milk have been distributed so far at Mayor’s Milk Initiative sites.

“Although the state has largely reopened, COVID-19 is still with us here in Dallas, and we still have a great deal of need in our city,” Mayor Eric Johnson said. “I am pleased that the Mayor’s Milk Initiative continues to help families who need assistance during this pandemic. I am also incredibly grateful to all the volunteers who have made this effort possible.”

The following site will be open on Thursday:

  • George W. Truett Elementary (1811 Gross Rd., Dallas, TX 75228) 
    • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

The full list of locations and times for the rest of June can be found here.

The Mayor’s Milk Initiative is made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which is part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP). Borden Dairy received the USDA’s largest award under the Farmers to Families Food Box Program and plans to distribute a total of 700 million servings of milk in the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information on the initiative, click here.