Left with surplus of milk from school closings, Wade's Dairy gives away 60,000 pints

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A Bridgeport dairy company surprised families with thousands of gallons of free milk Friday.

People visiting Optimus Health Care for their annual Christmas gift giveaway for those in need got an extra shock when Wade's Dairy showed up with 60,000 pints of free milk.

Steelpointe and Bridgeport Landing Development also sponsored the event.

Officials say the dairy had a surplus of milk with a Jan. 3 expiration date because of school closings due to snow, so they decided to partner with the city of Bridgeport to distribute the excess pints to city residents.

Brushaun Baker showed up to take part in the gift giveaway, and went home with a week's worth of milk as well.

"I'm really happy to see that Wade's Dairy, which has been a pillar of this community for a very long time, hadn't forgotten about its residents and people in a time of need," says Baker.

Bridgeport's fire and police chiefs helped pass out the pint-sized milks in the massive effort.

"For them to come out here and spread goodwill by giving out milk, books and toys -- it's fantastic, I can't say enough," says Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez.

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