Students at Kennesaw State University got an up-close view of where their milk comes from, thanks to an amenable bovine named Molly. The black-and-white, 3-year-old cow from Sandy Creek Dairy in Watkinsville was in an air-conditioned trailer near the school’s Campus Green to raise awareness of the Great American Milk Drive, which helps families in need receive milk.
Registered dietitian Lanier Dabruzzi with the Southeast Dairy Association said about 20 percent of the population in Georgia doesn’t get enough to eat. While a healthy diet has three servings of milk a day, Dabruzzi said needy families typically only get a gallon of milk a year.
“Milk is one of the most requested foods in food banks, but it’s rarely donated because of its perishability and refrigeration issues,” Dabruzzi said.
She said students who donated about $5 would help guarantee a family struggling with hunger receive a gallon of milk.