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Helping out the community, one gallon at a time

DARLINGTON – Every Monday, starting on April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., members of the Darlington Optimist Club, Darlington FFA Alumni, Boys Baseball Boosters, Track & Field Boosters, Redbird Volleyball Boosters and Girls Softball Boosters will be donating 50 one-gallon jugs of milk to families in the Darlington community who are in need, for free.

“With the rumors of farmers having to dump milk, we felt it would be a great way to promote more consumption,” Optimist and Girls Softball Boosters member Mary Jane Sturtz mentioned.

The milk can be picked up at the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly, Swimming Pool Park, Legion Hall or the Wellness Center.

Any leftover milk each week will be donated to the local food pantry.

“People do not have to be enrolled in the lunch program to be able to get a gallon. It was felt this would help our community with people at home more and helping the dairy industry, which is vital to Darlington,” Sturz said.

Each week, they will continue to donate a set number to reflect the need. Milk will be placed in crates and will be safely six-feet away complying with the CDC guidelines. There is no need for reservations; if you are in need of milk, stop out during the times mentioned.