Dairy Farmers of America send Milk based “Sport Shake” to Haiti
January 17, 2010 by dairygoddess
- 54,000 Cans Being Sent for Relief Effort in Haiti
I think we have all been watching the news and images from Haiti after the massive earthquake that has devastated the country on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. My heart breaks for those people. How can one not feel the sorrow for the young children who are now orphans? I even grieve over the animals that are lost and suffering.
I have had a heavy heart of helplessness! What can “I” do? I mean, we can give to Red Cross and other good organizations, but it seems so “little”.
I thought I would try to encourage “National Milk Producers Federation” (a group that is funded by the nations dairy farmers). They have contacts with the processors and key people who can really make a difference and send much-needed nourishment to Haiti. I also thought that some of that money the we dairy farmers invest could help with the cost to acquire product. I contact them on Wednesday morning by email. I did not get a response of any kind.
On Thursday I contacted my Western Area Sales rep. for Dairy Farmers of American, (my co-op) Glenn Wallace by email. Also in that email I attached my contacts at National Milk Producers Federation. Glenn Wallace from DFA got back to me almost immediately and told me that DFA was working on something already. I felt very proud that my co-op had already been working on that and the wheels were in motion. I had asked him to keep me updated. On Friday he confirmed to me the 54,000 cans of “Sports Shake” was donated by DFA (Dairy Farmers of America). It was picked up in Springfield Missouri on Friday to be sent to Haiti. I had also heard that Western United Dairymen had also urged Secretary Vilsack to include dairy products as part of the relief that our government was sending to Haiti.
A bit of information on “Sports Shake”:
Drink Sport Shake
® any time for:
- Energy source
- Pre/Post Workout
- Delicious snack or meal replacement
- Nutritional weight management
Sport Shake’s great milkshake taste is available in three rich, thick, delicious flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.
So my gratitude to DFA for this donation to Haiti. There are many companies and people giving huge amounts for relief in Haiti. I have included a list compiled by one of my “Tweets” Natural Specialty Foods. You can see their regularly updated list at http://tinyurl.com/yftpu3f
May God bless the people of Haiti. May God bless all those that are helping in relief efforts to help the people of Haiti in rebuilding their country and spirits.
P.S. Even with a second email to National Milk Producers Federation, I still did not get any type of response back. None whatsoever!