Shavuot is typically called the “Dairy Holiday” as there is a custom not to eat meat on the chag. And as we prepare for Shavuot we have also been preparing for a major dairy influx at camp.
Throughout the off season we have been reaching out to local food producers and asking them to support our program through discounted pricing or outright donations. Recently, we received a commitment for a large donation of dairy to our food program. Aurora Organic Dairy, a local Colorado milk producer, has offered us a pallet of fresh organic milk. This dairy provides private label milk for companies all over Colorado. They typically do not work with individual organizations like Ramah, as they mainly sell milk by the pallet. Yet Aurora Organic Dairy agreed to make this donation on one condition: we must pick up a full pallet of milk — 480 half gallon containers — at one time!