2,400 gallons of milk donated to foodbank

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Central Illinois Foodbank is receiving a huge donation Friday. 

More than 2,400 gallons of milk are being donated by Hy-Vee and Prairie Farms/Hiland Dary as a part of The Great American Milk Drive.

About 600 gallons will be delivered Friday at 1.

Milk is difficult for food pantries to keep in stock, because it is perishable. 

On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than a gallon of milk per person, per year.

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