The milk of human kindness has been flowing freely in Corinth thanks to a volunteer effort that began with a big donation from an area dairy.

Prairie Farms has donated several thousand boxes of milk and dairy products which have been given away throughout the summer months to help those struggling with the economic downturn related to COVID-19.

“It’s been a huge collaborative effort,” said local Salvation Army director Michelle Miles.

The project has provided over 12,000 boxes of dairy products including regular and flavored milk, sour cream, cream cheese and cottage cheese.

It began with a call to Miles from the dairy which was seeking to find a way to distribute the products. The Salvation Army partnered with Gospel Tabernacle church for the project. The church had the facilities and volunteers to help make the distribution process work.

“They have absolutely been the driving force behind this,” she said.

Gospel Tabernacle Pastor Josh Hodum said credit for the effort goes directly to the numerous volunteers who gave of their time and abilities to make it all happen.

“It was such a great community effort,” he said. Hodum said they even had people from other churches coming in to help with the program and to help distribute the boxes to those who couldn’t make it to the distribution days.

This past week was the final week for the effort and Miles said it’s been a blessing to see people come together to help others.

“The heart that the church has for serving others is just amazing,” she said.

She also praised numerous volunteers including a pair of truck drivers, Jeremy Page and Jeremy Mauney who have helped move the trailers between the distribution points.

“I can’t say enough about everyone involved in the project,” she said.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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