Hendricks County’s first milk depot site opens

Hendricks Regional Health, The Milk Bank partners to open Hendricks County's first milk depot site. (WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)
Hendricks Regional Health, The Milk Bank partners to open Hendricks County's first milk depot site. (WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Hendricks Regional Health partnered with The Milk Bank to open Hendricks County’s first milk depot site. The grand opening of the new site was Monday.

According to a release, the donations to The Milk Bank will go toward keeping the community’s children healthy.

The collection site will be at the Hendricks Regional Health Pediatric Unit. It provides a drop off for women to donate their extra breast milk. After the hospital receives the donations, they are sent to The Milk Bank for processing and then delivered to infants in need in hospital neonatal intensive care units.

The celebration of the new site was at 10 a.m. at the Hendricks Regional Health West Atrium.