Do you leave milk out for Santa each year? My kids have always put out a plate of cookies, apples and carrots for the reindeer, along with sprinkling some reindeer food in the snow, and they of course put out that tall glass of milk for Santa to wash down those cookies. This year don’t put out that glass of milk for Santa! Why not? The Great American Milk Drive is on a mission to end hunger and this season they are asking kids to forgo putting out that glass of milk for Santa, and instead donate it to hungry families in their own town!
This time of year it’s so important to teach our kids the importance of giving, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves. My kids are all on board for donating Santa’s glass of milk because they think Santa probably gets enough milk stopping at each house all night long!
Now through December 31, America’s dairy farmers and milk companies will match all donations made at www.MilkLife.com/give making milk gallons multiply at your local food bank this holiday season. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that milk is delivered to a local food bank to help nourish children in your own community.
PLUS, for every share of this Great American Milk Drive video, a one-gallon donation will be made to one of the more than 200 food banks served by Feeding America.
Whether at home or at school, breakfast helps kids be at their best in the classroom and on the playground. A good breakfast, with milk, gives kids nutrients and energy they need to fuel active, successful days. Studies show that breakfast eaters have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidents of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers. Let’s join together this holiday season to help those families in need have access to milk!
Make the season brighter for hungry families with the gift of milk by donating at www.MilkLife.com/give. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that milk is delivered to a local food bank to help nourish children in your own community.
So put out those melting moments and gingersnap cookies for Santa, and don’t forget something for the reindeer, but this year forgo the milk and donate it instead! Teach your kids why it’s so important to help those that don’t have enough food so that kids just like them don’t go to bed hungry.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.