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Free milk giveaway in Gary for northwest Indiana families

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Mayor Jerome Prince, Borden Dairy team up to distribute free milk

Gary Mayor Jerome Prince announced the launch of the Mayor’s Milk Initiative, a partnership with Borden Dairy to distribute thousands of gallons of milk to Gary and Northwest Indiana residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northwest Indiana and Gary residents are encouraged to pick up two to three gallons of milk this week, based on family size, at the Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue & Broadway, on Saturday, May 23rd.

The pick-up starts at noon and will last until the stock is depleted.

initiative is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which is part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP).

Through the Mayor’s Milk Initiative, Borden will deliver 4,320 gallons of milk weekly to the Gary Genesis Center for drive-up distribution to Indiana residents.

“I appreciate Borden Dairy partnering with the City of Gary to get milk to those suffering economic hardship,” Mayor Prince said. “The Mayor’s Milk Initiative will ease some of the burdens families are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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 Indiana and 15 other states.

For more information on COVID-19 and the City of Gary’s response efforts, visit

For more information, contact Tony Walker (219) 887-2626.

Story Posted:05/21/2020

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