SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A dairy farm in Hadley is providing milk to those in need in western Massachusetts through the Rescue Mission in Springfield Monday.
Rachel’s Table coordinated delivery to 26 agencies, with the proper tools and timing to keep both the product and people safe. Thousands of people were served with farm-fresh milk with the help of some of their volunteers.
The Mapleline Dairy Farm delivered part of a 2,210-gallon order for distribution to the Springfield Rescue Mission on Mill Street. The second delivery of milk will be made on August 20 to the Franklin County Community Development Corporation Building in Greenfield.
According to a news release sent to 22News from New England Dairy, the dairy farmers of the region saw an opportunity to work with partners on priorities identified by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts through their COVID-19 Relief Fund.
“We’re just honored to be a part of this project. It comes at a time when people really need it so and we are happy to be able to be there for them,” said Jessica Dizek, co-owner of Mapleline Dairy Farm.
A portion of the grant received by Rachel’s Table purchased the 2,210 gallons of milk that will be distributed to Hampden County on Monday and will be distributed to Hampshire and Franklin counties later this month.