Friday, June 7, 2013

T-Bones to host "Dairy Farmer Appreciation Night" this Sunday

The Kansas City T-Bones will be hosting "Dairy Farmer Appreciation Night" on Sunday.

The game begins at 5:05 p.m., with gates opening at 3:30 p.m. Non-perishable foot items or cash donations will be collected prior to the game.

More information:
Midwest Dairy Association and the Kansas City T-Bones partner to raise awareness of Feeding America and Midwest dairy farmers’ commitment to feeding the nation.

WHAT: The Kansas City T-Bones host Dairy Farmer Appreciation Night as part of its partnership with Midwest Dairy Association in celebration of June Dairy Month.

The partnership is focused on raising awareness of Feeding America and Midwest dairy farmers’ commitment to feeding the nation. Harvesters—The Community Food Network, the regional Feeding America food bank, will be on-site to collect non-perishable food items or cash donations from attendees at gates A, B and C. A raffle ticket will be given for 5 non-perishable food items or $5 donations for a chance to win T-Bones memorabilia.

WHY: While we may live in the land of the plenty, one in five children in America does not know where their next meal is coming from. According to a 2011 Feeding America study, food insecurity affects 428,490 Kansas residents and 1,026,180 Missouri residents. That’s why Midwest dairy farmers have partnered with Feeding America and local food banks, like Kansas City’s Harvesters, to help raise awareness of hunger in our nation and improve nutrition security.

Midwest Dairy’s partnership with Feeding America also supports the farmer parody video, “Feedin’ a Nation,” which was created to further the awareness of Midwest dairy farmers’ commitment to a growing population. As part of June Dairy Month, beginning June 3, Midwest Dairy kicked off a campaign to generate 20,000 views to donate $20,000 to Feeding America. Visit to watch “Feedin’ a Nation.”