The DFA Cares Foundation enables our farmers and staff to fulfill one of the organization's core values — community. We care deeply about the wellbeing of our neighbors and friends, and we're committed to giving back in all the ways we can.

Through our DFA Cares Foundation, we are able to provide disaster relief through product and monetary donations, invest in the future of our industry with scholarships to students pursuing careers in dairy, and donate nutritious dairy and food products for those in need.

During times of crisis, like the current COVID-19 outbreak, when schools and other meal services are shut down, the need for reliable, nutritious food is even greater. That’s why DFA is committed to helping where we can.

Ways we are working to deliver nutritious dairy products to families in need include:

  • Working with customers locally and nationally to process excess milk into dairy products to donate to local food banks
  • Donating money for dairy purchases to food banks in communities in which we live and work
  • Donating excess product such as milk powder to Convoy of Hope, which distributes food to families in need domestically and overseas

How you can help
Thanks to a generous donation from some of our dairy farmer-owners, and matched by DFA Cares, we have established the Farmers Feeding Families Fund, specifically to help get dairy products into food banks across the country, especially rural areas. We are asking our family-farm owners to help us identify rural community food banks in need of funds to purchase dairy products.

Request a donation from the DFA Cares Foundation for your local food bank. Food banks must be registered 501(c)(3) organizations to receive DFA Cares funds.

If you would like to help us reach our goal of raising $500,000 for food banks across the country, donate to DFA Cares here.

Funding for the DFA Cares Foundation comes from a variety of sources including private, public and corporate donations.

To donate to the DFA Cares Foundation, send a check made payable to DFA Cares Foundation to:

Donate to DFA Cares

DFA Cares Foundation
c/o Matt Schiesl
1405 N. 98th St.
Kansas City, KS 66111