Sedano’s Invites The South Florida Community To Donate Nutrient-Rich Milk for Kids in Need 12/17/15

Sedano’s Invites The South Florida Community To Donate Nutrient-Rich Milk for Kids in Need
Thursday, 12/17/2015 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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3801 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Sedano’s and the Great Milk American Drive invite the South Florida community to join the fight against hunger

In support of The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever nationwide program to deliver gallons of milk to hungry families, who need it most, Sedano’s invites local communities to join the fight against hunger by making a small donation at checkout and help Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks, deliver a nutrient-rich gallon of milk to a family in need (donations can be from $1, $3 or $5). Meeting the demand for milk has been a challenge for Feeding America due to the lack of donations. Milk is much harder to donate because it is perishable. Meanwhile, more than 48 million Americans – including 306,330 in Miami-Dade County – struggle with food insecurity. Sedano’s can help to provide gallons of milk directly to a local Feeding America food bank by accepting donations at checkout from December 2 through December 31.

Sedano’s will host a media event to promote the Great American Milk Drive’s donation campaign. Diahann Smith, Marketing Director Communications from Florida Dairy Farmers; and Pedro Mesa, Sedano’s Supervisor, will be available during the media event to discuss the details of their campaign and explain how it is now easier for Miami residents to lend a hand and contribute nutritious milk to food insecure families. The goal of the Great American Milk Drive campaign is to deliver milk to food banks across the country, and Miami residents can help meet that goal by contributing to their local drive and assisting local families.

If you are interested in attending, please contact María Rosa Collazo at mcollazo@repú
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About Sedano’s Supermarkets
Founded in Hialeah, Florida in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, Sedano’s Supermarkets has grown to become the number one Hispanic retailer in the United States. Sedano’s Supermarkets caters to Florida’s booming Hispanic community with more than 3,000 employees and 34 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Osceola counties. As the largest, independently owned, Hispanic supermarket chain, Sedano’s Supermarkets is recognized for its excellent customer service, ethnic product offering and competitive prices.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About MilkPEP
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk companies, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the Milk Life campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the powerful nutritional benefits of milk – with nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, in each eight ounce glass. For more information, go to Campbell Ewald is creative agency for the Milk Life campaign – from America’s milk companies.

About National Dairy Council
National Dairy Council (NDC), the non-profit organization funded by the national dairy check off program, is committed to nutrition education and research-based communications. NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier nation, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC comprises a staff of registered dietitians and nutrition research and communications experts across the country. NDC has taken a leadership role in promoting child health and wellness through programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60. Developed by NDC and the National Football League (NFL), Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. For more information, visit or follow @NtlDairyCouncil on Twitter.