ShopRite customers donated at checkout to purchase milk for the Great American Milk Drive throughout June.
Now milk deliveries have started.
On Tuesday, ShopRite delivered 1,200 gallons of milk to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, in Egg Harbor Township.
More than 4,000 gallons will be delivered to the food bank in the coming weeks, according to Village Super Market Inc., which owns and operates 30 ShopRite stores.
Customers helped raise enough money to purchase more than 14,000 gallons of milk for struggling families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the company said.
It’s part of Feeding America’s Great American Milk Drive, which aims to increase the amount of milk available at food banks.
“Milk is one of the most requested but least donated items at food banks. ... There’s nothing like fresh milk,” said Kimberly Arroyo, director of agency relations and programs for the Community FoodBank, Southern Branch.
Local ShopRite stores that participated in The Great American Milk Drive include those in Absecon, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hammonton, Marmora, Rio Grande, Somers Point and Vineland.