BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Farmers in Massachusetts are distributing their milk for free instead of tossing it.
This is part of a new state initiative, "Farmers Feeding Families," as the demand for milk from schools and restaurants has plummeted due to the pandemic.
The National Guard has joined the cause and helped farmers unload pallets of milk at Boston College high school and give each car two gallons of milk in a makeshift drive-through.
Cars enter the high school at one end, are directed by cones on where they can stop and open their trunks, where the milk is placed inside.
Carlos Rivera, of Roxbury, is one of the many who have walked to pick up milk.
"It's dope, it's dope," River said. "It's useful to people who don't have access to milk in this current moment."
Randy Jordan, owner of Jordan Dairy Farms in Rutland, said this is what farmers are all about.
"As a farmer-owned cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, are committed in any way to help get the milk to the people in need," Jordan said.
"Farmers Feeding Families" is expected to expand to Worcester and Springfield.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports