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California Dairy Farmers Send Aid To Hurricane Victims

Jon Gianini from the shipping company HarbyrCo loads truck with donated dairy products for hurricane victims.

California’s dairy farmers have come to the aid of the hurricane victims in Houston and Florida. Seventy Thousand pounds of dairy products have been delivered to local food banks there.

The California Milk Advisory Board based in Tracy put out a call to its 1,300 dairy farmers and food processors for donations.

Jennifer Giambroni with the Board said within a few days they were loading trucks which then set off to the hurricane-stricken areas.

“We hoped to fill a truck and a truck is, I think, something like 40,000 pounds and we were just overwhelmed to be able to have not just one truck but two trucks of food that we know was protein-rich, that’s needed was really, really tremendous,” Giambroni says.

One truck delivered almost 38,000 packages of cheese to the Houston Food Bank and the other truck transported cheese, protein drinks, and yogurt to the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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