New York farmers donate 34,000 pounds of food and milk to NYC families

California connecting farmers to food banks

A number of upstate New York farmers are donating 34,000 pounds of food, milk, and activities for kids to families in New York City, WIVB reports.

“In addition to the unspeakable loss of life caused by the coronavirus pandemic, two additional devastating tragedies are unfolding during this crisis — a spike in hunger as the economic pain takes its toll, and the breakdown of our food supply chain,” said Sen. Jessica Ramos.

The Northeast Dairy Producers Association says a truck packed with produce, beef, dairy, crayons, and coloring books was loaded on Wednesday.

The items are being distributed where to many areas that are considered food deserts to families in need.