Dear Friends of The Milk Truck:
I want to thank you for your commitment over the last year - your donations, tweets, words of encouragement, and support of the breastfeeding community have created the power that we've run on. The Milk Truck has raised awareness and support for mothers and babies in Pittsburgh and beyond. This project was received with better reception than I had ever dreamed. (Imagine our surprise when we were given a proclamation by the City of Pittsburgh for our advocacy for mothers and babies!) The Milk Truck began as a work of art and has transformed into a community of people who are united and dedicated to advocating for the rights of women, their babies, and the healthiest food on earth, breastmilk.
It is a bittersweet moment as I make this announcement: The Milk Truck is moving to California in August. My family (husband, 2 young boys, and me) have been given an opportunity to set our roots in the Bay Area. It has always been home to us, as Eric and I both went to UC Berkeley. We have had a great love affair with Pittsburgh over the last four years, and the decision to move was not an easy one. After much discussion with my advisory board, we have decided that the truck will come to Berkeley with me; however, the important work of The Milk Truck team will continue here in Pittsburgh. The plan is to focus on breastfeeding bags for our local hospitals, which is the next logical step in supporting breastfeeding mothers and normalizing nursing in our community. We hope that you will continue to support our commitment to this cause, and we will be in contact with you in the future when we move into the next phase.
The Milk Truck will be making one last "stop" in Pittsburgh to say farewell to our friends, sponsors and community. We plan to stop in Highland Park at the Super Playground on Sunday, July 22nd from 9-11AM. Please come to take pictures, bid us farewell, and get some free goodies.
Again, thank you for supporting this project - and more importantly this movement - and I hope to see you on the 22nd.
Creator and President
The Milk Truck