On Monday I dropped off the last of my milk donation to the new Mothers' Milk Bank of New England.
I got to see the new lab, pasteurization machine, and office, and chat with Naomi, the Executive Director, and Andrea, donor coordinator. The milk bank just recently processed its first milk.
It's taken a lot of effort over a number of years to get to this point (long time readers of this blog will remember the Idea Blob contest), and it was such a pleasure to see it come to fruition.
Below, some pictures of the visit:
250 ounces of milk in the cooler at our home, a two hour drive from the milk bank.
We arrive at the milk bank and immediately lose a shoe.
The milk gets checked in and weighed, then...
There's a little play space for kids who must wait, complete with Mr. Potato Head.
Naomi Bar-Yam, Executive Director, shows me the containers for the final product.
D is for Dispensable Milk, or DDD?
Naomi and us before we get on the road.
And it turns out that there is a playground behind the milk bank building, where my daugther has her very first swing experience. Think she liked it?
We had a peaceful ride home.