COVID-19

Driftwood made donations to the Los Angeles food bank. Pic: Vinamilk

Vinamilk's US dairy factory responds to pandemic

By Jim Cornall

In April, Vinamilk's Driftwood Dairy Company in the US donated nearly 23,000 liters of milk to the Los Angeles Food Bank to support those struggling due to the prolonged effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

The company said e-commerce frozen sales are up +31% since the COVID crisis started. Pic Alden's Organic.

Alden’s Organic pivots to e-commerce

By Jim Cornall

US organic ice-cream producer Alden’s Organic has responded to the coronavirus lockdown by making its ice cream, novelties and new dairy-free frozen desserts available for purchase on the brand’s website, delivering to consumers doorsteps nationwide.

Yili Group donates anti-epidemic supplies to the Thai Ministry of Public Health. Pic: Yili

Yili Group donates face masks to Thailand

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy company Yili Group has collaborated with its Thai subsidiary Chomthana and Thailand Siam Dragon Association to deliver 170,400 face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies to the Thai Ministry of Public Health, Royal Thai Police and Phuket...

Dairy products were among $1.2bn in contracts for distributors, processors and non-profit organizations to deliver food to people in need. Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

DBA and Edge support government moves

By Jim Cornall

The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative in the US have announced their support of the Agriculture Department for awarding $317m in contracts to purchase milk and other dairy foods for struggling Americans.

Curds + Kindness will continue at least through the end of May for the nearly 5m residents of Idaho and Utah.

Crisis donations continue

By Jim Cornall

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, US company Dairy West has launched Curds + Kindness, a program to direct surplus, nutrient-rich dairy foods to those who are hungry and unable to afford groceries throughout Idaho and Utah.

The deal so far only includes dairy farmers in England.

UK government helps dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

A support package to help English dairy farmers hit by an economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been announced by government.

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