Hy-Vee asking for milk donations to help area food banks

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Essential nutrients and high-quality protein are important for a full and balanced diet.

That's why Hy-Vee is partnering with the Great American Milk Drive to deliver much-needed milk to local food banks.

During March, Hy-Vee shoppers can donate $2 towards the purchase of a half-gallon of milk, or $4 to a whole gallon.

Those donations will be used to purchase and distribute milk to local food banks.

In 2017, just two weeks of donations supplied more than 120,000 gallons of milk to people in need.