SCHERERVILLE, Indiana | Prairie Farms Dairy has gallons of thanks for Franciscan Health healthcare providers and to the public who have supported their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
The well-known milk distributor is working jointly with a U.S. Department of Agriculture program and will make a special delivery at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers, 221 U.S. 41 in Schererville, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. A truck in the south side of the parking lot will distribute 1,000 one-gallon jugs of 2 percent milk to hospital workers and to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Orange traffic cones will direct people to the distribution.
“Prairie Farms and dairy farmers across the state would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our frontline workers,” said Jenni Browning, chief executive officer of American Dairy Association Indiana Inc. “They would like to help nourish our communities with nutritious and wholesome milk.”
The milk will be produced and bottled the day before the event to ensure freshness. And there’s a good reason why the association goes by the slogan, “Winners Drink Milk.”
Victors of the storied Indianapolis 500 traditionally have toasted their success in the Winner’s Circle by quaffing their choice of whole, 2 percent or fat-free milk.