1,695 boxes containing:
2 pounds of butter
8 ounces of cream cheese
1 quart of butter milk
1/2 gallon of chocolate milk
24 ounces of cottage cheese
and a container of sour cream
Kaylee's love of the dairy industry prompted her to want to be sure kids who are now home all the time could get the nutrition they need.
"If they at least got dairy products than they are getting one of nature's most nutritious products," Angela said. She said Kaylee was seeing the local dairies being asked to cut back production by 15 percent and even dumping milk because the market was saturated, and decided she could help both farmers and her community at the same time.
A USDA Coronvirus food assistance program, the United Way of Venango County and Marburger Dairy has been able to provide Knapp with three truckloads of dairy to give out for free. The first truck was unloaded on a windy and rainy Friday in Rocky Grove. Cranberry and Oil City are the next communities on the list.
Will Price, the executive director of the Venango County United Way said they served dairy products to over 2,000 cars Friday. About 50 volunteers helped direct traffic through the distribution site at the firehall and load the items into vehicles. At times, there were lines of cars out to the main roads, Price said.
Two more giveaways are scheduled. One will be held at the Cranberry Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12. The final will be at the Oil City High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26. They expect to give out about the same amount of product at each place.
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