A portion of Maola Milk® sales between October 6 and December 6 will go toward grants to local Fuel Up to Play 60 schools®
Giant Food of Landover, Md., Maola Milk®, and the American Dairy Association North East are teaming up for a fourth year to support local schools through the National Dairy Council and the National Football League’s Fuel Up to Play 60® (FUTP 60) program. Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program was founded under the leadership of America’s dairy farmers and the NFL. The program has been implemented in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and helps more than 38 million students make better food choices by selecting nutritious options such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
This fall, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA) is launching its new milk brand, Maola® (formerly Marva Maid®), which will be available in all Giant stores. To celebrate its launch, MDVA and its local dairy farmers will be donating 25 cents of each Maola Milk® purchase* made between October 6 and December 6, 2017 in the form of school grants. In cooperation with the American Dairy Association North East and Giant Food, Maola Milk® will provide these grants to qualifying local schools within Giant’s footprint who participate in Fuel Up to Play 60. The nutrition in Maola Milk® products provides a great way to help families fuel up for a successful day, and MDVA, the American Dairy Association North East, and Giant Food are proud to support local schools and the message of Fuel Up to Play 60.
Since 2013, $155,000 in FUTP 60 grants has been donated to local schools through MDVA and Giant’s partnership, as they encourage students to make healthy and meaningful changes in their communities. To learn more about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program or to join the movement, please visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.