1,600 litres of milk donated to food banks

With the spirit of giving in mind, a local dairy has donated 1,600 litres of organic milk to Edmonton and Calgary food banks.

With the spirit of giving in mind, a local dairy has donated 1,600 litres of organic milk to Edmonton and Calgary food banks.

Located southwest of Ponoka, Rock Ridge Dairy owners Cherylynn and Patrick Bos wanted a way to give two-litre bottles of the milk to the banks to get it to as many people as possible.

Donating to the food banks is something Mrs. Bos is proud of. “They are just so appreciative.”

She feels it is important to donate because of where the milk is going.

“It’s just such a worthy cause…It was good to give back to the community.”

They wanted to make the donation before Christmas because of the challenge.

According to a Calgary Food Bank press release, tens of thousands of children, youths and pregnant women access the services. Much of the time food banks purchase the milk for their hampers, which is an extra cost.

“They were happy to add that to their food hampers,” explained Mrs. Bos.

The milk is high in protein but is also high in cost, she said.

Mrs. Bos was quite impressed with the size of the food bank in Calgary. “I was amazed with the food bank. It is huge.”

Each food bank received a skid of 800 litres of Rock Ridge Dairy’s milk, which is also a new product they hope to promote.

RockRidge Dairy is a producer and processor of goat’s milk feta cheese and processes cows’ milk as well. They have been in business for the last six years and Mrs. Bos looks forward to expanding into other dairy products. Her hope is to get people involved in buying from local producers. She feels the more money spent locally, the better it helps the local economy.

They currently ship to British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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