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Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? While you work on your milk smile, you can be helping out families in need around the state.

When I think of the amount of food thrown away on a daily basis, it makes me cringe. I am the Queen of leftovers. Just ask any of my family, friends, or coworkers. I ascribe to not wasting anything. Nothing brings home the issue of wasting food like the statistic from the Connecticut Food Bank, that says 1 in 7 people in Connecticut struggle with hunger.

Myself, like so many other people, have donated numerous times to food drives. But think about it, it's nearly always non- perishable goods. Jill Monti, Regional Marketing Manager for the New England Dairy Promotion Board had this to say in a press release.

Milk is frequently requested by families in need. While Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don't think to donate milk due to its perishable nature. Because of this need, drive organizers hope shoppers make cash donations at the register upon checkout.

If you want to help now, as well as in the future, visit The Great American Milk Drive for all of the details.

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