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One north country farmer is giving back, donating produce at food drive

Updated: Jan. 3, 2021 at 8:57 PM EST
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ADAMS CENTER, N.Y. (WWNY) - We meet a north country farmer, who plans to give away some of her farm’s milk on Wednesday.

Her hope? Help people put food on the table during these difficult times.

“Oh, boy, 2020 was such a tough year. We have so many families in need,” said Lisa Porter.

Lisa Porter is Treasurer of Porterdale Farms in Adams Center has been a dairy farmer her entire life and she understands the importance of having fresh dairy products in the home. That’s why she is donating her products to Wednesday’s food drive at Jefferson Community College.

“As farmer’s, our whole life’s work is producing food. And to think children, seniors, families are going without, we can’t have that,” said Porter.

Throughout 2020, farmers were able to distribute their products across the country and got federal aid in return. But the food in this upcoming event is all donated, for the sole purpose of helping people in need.

“This is local people, local farmers, local businesses making direct donations to our local community because we care about our community and we want our people to have what they need,” said Porter.

And Porter says something they might need is milk.

“Milk is one of the most requested items, but one of the least donated because it’s perishable,” said Porter.

The drive-thru will start at JCC at 1:00 PM on Wednesday. The first 500 cars will receive one box of food each, containing products like milk, cheese, eggs, frozen turkeys, and other produce items. Registration is not required and anyone can stop by.

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