Donations will be distributed throughout areas hit hardest by the virus including New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, along with parts of New Jersey, with particular attention to residents who are facing hunger as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maple Hill CEO Carl Gerlach said, "The crisis puts many of the region's more vulnerable communities even more at risk. As residents across New York feel the impact of lost wages, reduced hours and quarantine restrictions, we are doing everything we can to ensure residents have what they need.
All our dairy farms are based in New York State and we recognize the importance of stepping up and taking care of friends and neighbors during these times. We want to give back to a state that has given us so much over the years."
Founded in 2009, Maple Hill Creamery was the nation's first dairy to be third-party certified as 100% grass-fed organic and is now the largest network of family-owned grass-fed organic dairy farms in America, all of which are in New York State. Maple Hill cows are only fed grass, never corn or grain, and receive outdoor access 365 days a year.