As a farmer-owned cooperative, we are committed to our vision of enriching communities and consumers’ lives through all the possibilities of dairy. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we’re dedicated to giving back in all the ways we can through the DFA Cares Foundation.

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, donate to DFA Cares here.


Launched in April 2020, DFA Cares Foundation’s Farmers Feeding Families Fund began as a way to meet the increasing need for food at America’s foodbanks as a result of COVID-19. The fund, which started with a generous donation from one of DFA’s family farmer-owners, has since raised $950,000 and provided dairy products for those in need across the country.

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Discover those impacted

More than 300 food banks across the country have received financial support or donations of cold storage from DFA to help them offer dairy products to those in need year-round. Read more below about the impact these efforts are making, and to see all of the communities where we are making a difference, click here.

Jewish Family Service

For 150 years, the Jewish Family Service has provided families in Denver, Colo., with nutritious meals through its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry.

Thrive DC

Thrive DC™, an independent food pantry located in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., has a simple mission: to provide nutritious meals to anyone and everyone who enters the facility.

New Mexico Community Services Center

In isolated cities like Portales, local food pantries, like Serving New Mexico Community Services Center (SNMCSC), are critical in the fight against hunger.

Northeast Kingdom Community Action

Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is a food pantry that has been serving St. Johnsbury, Vt., since 1980.

Education and Scholarship

Through our DFA Cares scholarship and internship programs, students from across the country are supported and mentored to become the next generation of advocates for dairy and agriculture.

Please submit your DFA Cares scholarship application by 11:59 p.m. CST, Jan. 15, 2023

Click here to submit the application online


Through the DFA Cares Foundation, we fulfill our core value of community by helping with disaster relief through product and monetary donations wherever we can.

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, you can click here or send a check made payable to DFA Cares Foundation to:

1405 N. 98TH ST.