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Why Buying Giant Milk Makes a Difference.

Consider the frothy milk in your café latte. The fresh cold milk in a late-night bowl of cereal. The cup of cocoa that allows for few cozy minutes with your kids (more marshmallows, please!) Fresh milk is an important part of our everyday lives. It’s a nutritious ingredient in many of the foods we all enjoy. And of course it’s in Giant dairy cases every day—from whole milk to low fat to chocolate milk.  But have you ever thought about all the steps required to get it there?  At Giant Food, we think about that a lot. We think about the impact dairy farms have on our environment and how Giant can help.  

From Farm to Fridge

Our goal is to build a sustainable supply chain for fresh milk and dairy products. We work every day to help create a system that is good for our environment, good for dairy farmers, and good for the beautiful black and white cows who give us all that delicious fresh milk. 

To help us do that, Giant Food works with two regional conservation groups to help supply chain members and dairy farmers. Our mutual aim is to accelerate sustainability efforts throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Through our combined efforts, farms can remain sustainable and at the same time elevate environmental standards throughout the dairy industry. That requires a very special collaboration.

Teaming Up in a Culture of Care

The Giant Clean Water Partnership is comprised of Giant Food, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association.  We work together to support local dairy farmers throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve both land and water.

So How Does This Affect You?

Part of the Giant Culture of Care is to provide visibility into how we are all connected to each other. Most folks don’t realize that the rainwater in their backyard drains to a local creek, which drains to a larger river, and ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. In short, everybody lives downstream of somebody. That’s why it matters so much that all members of the supply chain work together for better environmental outcomes.

Millions of Mouths to Feed

More than 18 Million people live in this watershed. That means many perspectives and diverse uses all need to be considered and respected. Our objective is to stitch the many ecosystems back together.  Part of how we do that is by providing local dairy farmers who supply our milk with the resources they need to improve local water quality and ensure environmental conservation.

Look What a Team Working Together Can Do

Achieving these disparate goals requires cooperation and team work among many like-minded, forward-thinking people. Our efforts include planting trees to prevent erosion along waterways. We work to restore streams and improve water quality. We help farmers take the simple but critical steps needed to support dairy cows. Giant Clean Water Partnership is just one step in our journey toward a sustainable future.

Whenever You Buy Giant Milk, You Help. 

It’s true: the simple act of buying Giant Milk makes a real difference. We need the support of our customers to keep going.  Whenever you bring home a carton of Giant Milk, you are helping us support our Chesapeake dairy farmers.      

Recipes for a More Sustainable Future 

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy the Giant Milk you buy.  For starters, discover a simple, new way to make a milkshake.  How about baking a quiche—fresh milk is an essential ingredient. It’s easy to make and a satisfying meal. How about fresh pudding? A light treat that is as nutritious as it is delicious. Check out the linked recipes to shop them now. 

To learn more about The Giant Clean Water Partnership and The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, click here.

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