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.

Just Posted

Maskwacis now has permanent library

Only one of two in province

Ponoka County dealing with extraordinary rise in outstanding taxes

Nearly $4 million in property taxes, penalties remain unpaid

Justice Minister discusses rural crime in Lacombe

Minister Doug Schweitzer: “Our democracy is founded on public safety”

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Judge finds Alberta couple not guilty in toddler son’s death

It was the second trial for the Stephans, who were found guilty by a jury in 2016

Alberta couple charged in toddler son’s death to learn fate from judge

David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life

Alberta government pitching that small rural areas pay for policing: NDP

Those 291 districts represent about 20 per cent of the Alberta population

Alberta inquiry into oil and gas foes could face legal challenge from Ecojustice

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has repeatedly accused U.S. charities of bankrolling efforts

Most Read