Gift cards add milk to food pantry offerings

CHENANGO COUNTY – With milk prices continuing to rise, going to the grocery store to grab a gallon is not as easy as it once was. The average price of milk has increased by roughly $2 per gallon in the past six months.

Since transporting grocery items into Chenango County depends on tractor trailer deliveries, the cost of diesel fuel has led to significant increases in the price of food products.

The Food Bank of Central New York (FBCNY), which provides a majority of the food for local pantries, recently announced its has partnered with Stewart’s Shops throughout the region to provide food pantries with over 5,000 gift cards for the purchase of a milk. From the 5,000 cards generated, 450 were sent to two Chenango County pantries.

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