DFA Makes Sports Shake, Monetary Donations to Haiti Effort

January 18, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In response to the recent earthquake in Haiti, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), through its DFA Cares Foundation, has donated more than 4,500 cases of Sport Shake to the relief efforts. In addition, the DFA Cares Foundation will make a monetary contribution to further support relief and recovery efforts.

Sport Shake, which is a shelf-stable, dairy-based protein drink, will be delivered to Haiti through Convoy of Hope, a charitable organization based in Springfield, Mo., that has infrastructure in place to ensure that supplies are delivered quickly.

“Community giving is an important component of DFA’s values, and Sport Shake has been popular in Haiti for quite some time,” said Joyce Bupp, president of the DFA Cares Foundation. “After we heard about the devastation, we knew that we wanted to help. We hope that this donation of Sport Shake provides some much-needed nutrition to those affected.”

Individuals wishing to make a tax-deductible monetary contribution to support Haitian relief efforts may send a check made payable to DFA Cares Foundation (including a notation indicating “Haitian Relief Donation”) to: DFA Cares Foundation, c/o Ron Hilmes, 10220 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153.

The DFA Cares Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization established by DFA to provide disaster relief and assistance to the dairy community and the community at large. The Foundation also oversees DFA’s scholarship program.