The Ontario Association of Food Banks will be buying its skim milk powder through the Canadian Dairy Commission, reports AgriNewsinteractive.com.
In a story this month, AgriNews reports that a group of Ontario dairy producers brought the idea to the board of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO).
The idea was to allow Ontario food banks to purchase skim milk powder at less than half the price they currently pay.
The DFO met with the Ontario Association of Food Banks in early February and once permits and processing is complete, the arrangement will begin, reports the story.
Currently, food banks pay the wholesale price. But this new initiative means food banks will pay in the $2.50 to $3 per kg range for skim milk powder.
Food banks use instantized skim milk powder, when they run short of fluid milk and industrial skim milk powder in food preparation facilities like soup kitchens.